Docket Management
Docket: 00D-1598 - Voluntary Labeling Indicating Whether Foods Have Been Developed Using Bioengineering
Comment Number: EC -31

Accepted - Volume 17

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Richard Thomas Date/Time 2001-01-31 11:44:39
Organization self
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments Although I am employed by a completely unrelated industry, metals, am I concerned about regulations that are being proposed on the biotechnology industries. I believe that voluntary labeling requirements are sufficient, and that should be strictly voluntary without conditions. I have read where protestors say that there cannot be a 100% garantee that all bioengineered products will never hurt anyone anywhere. These people will never be satisfied with any levels of labeling, assurances or amount of testing on any product. I believe that unless the bioengineering industry is allowed to grow, without the attacks on products like Starlink, that many future lives will at stake. I feel that many safe solutions to present and future problems, such as food supplies and jobs to afford food, will be at stake. I don't believe that the harm that is possible from this technology, and there are possible harms possible with any technology, and even from living one's life in a cave, will come from these industries that are trying to improve foods, medicines and other benefits to our society.




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