Docket Management
Docket: 00D-1598 - Voluntary Labeling Indicating Whether Foods Have Been Developed Using Bioengineering
Comment Number: EC -50

Accepted - Volume 17

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Jenifer Dolde Date/Time 2001-02-02 16:50:26
Organization Ms. Jenifer Dolde
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments It is my strong belief that labeling of genetically engineered foods should be mandatory and not voluntary in order that consumers may be adequately informed about the foods they eat. Genetically engineered foods are unhealthy and unsafe, and threaten to destroy the delicate ecosystem and prevent any of us from practicing organic methods. While the debate may rage in some arenas about the relative safety of such foods, ultimately it should be the individual's right to determine what is safe for themselves and their family. In addition, the freedom to make a decision NOT to purchase such foods is the best way consumers can send a strong message to manufacturers, without proper information and mandatory labeling, this freedom is being denied. The F.D.A.'s primary obligation should be to serve the public and not manufacturers. Without adequate labeling, consumers cannot convey their mandate that ALL foods be safe, chemical-free and free from genetic engineering.




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