Tell FDA you don't want cloned meat for dinner!
Do you want to eat animal clones?
If you answered no, you're not alone most Americans would rather not eat milk and meat from cloned animals. Yet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering allowing milk
and meat from cloned animals and their offspring
to be sold as food, without any requirement to
label this food as derived from clones meaning cloned meat and milk could soon be coming to a market near you.
What's the problem with food from clones? Cloning produces unhealthy animals who suffer needlessly. Clones die at a young age, suffer birth defects, and are often treated with antibiotics, possibly contributing to an increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria.
New food technology such as animal cloning should be proven safe for humans and animals before being allowed on the market. Urge the FDA to keep the moratorium on meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring and to require food from clones to be labeled if it is ever allowed on the market.
UPDATE: The deadline for comments is April 2nd - please act today!
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To the Food and Drug Administration:
I'm writing to urge you to keep the current moratorium on selling milk and meat from cloned animals and their offspring as food. The FDA's Risk Assessment says that milk and meat from animal clones and their offspring are as safe to eat as food from conventionally bred animals. However, your own Risk Assessment shows that many cloned animals suffer birth defects, die at a young age and are treated with drugs. I oppose encouraging the increased production of more unhealthy, suffering animals in our food system.
I think that any new food technology should be proven safe for humans and animals before being allowed on the market. The standard should be just as strict as for food additives or animal drugs.
If you do decide to let food from cloned animals and their offspring be sold commercially, then at least require that such products be labeled so that I can make my own decision whether to consume these products or not. Orange juice must be labeled if it comes from concentrate--milk should also have to be labeled if it comes from a clone.