Docket Management
Docket: 00D-1598 - Voluntary Labeling Indicating Whether Foods Have Been Developed Using Bioengineering
Comment Number: EC -148

Accepted - Volume 28

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Heather Kurland Date/Time 2001-02-18 17:21:12
Organization Ms. Heather Kurland
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments I am not necessarily opposed to biotechnology and all of its applications, but I do concur with many scientists and an international coalition of governments that call for precautionary testing and strict regulation of genetically engineered products to prevent harm to human health and the environment. I am seriously concerned about the risks posed by genetically engineered foods in rejecting these proposed rules. I believe the proposed rules favor the interests of corporate agriculture and the biotechnology industry over the public's right to know about and choose products with acceptable ingredients. The purposed rules deny consumers their right to know what we are putting into our bodies. I would like to see the FDA re-examine the purposed rules in an effort to hold corporate agriculture and the bio-tech industry more accountable. Heather Starr Kurland




EC -148