Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1396 - Premarket Notice Concerning Bioengineered Foods
Comment Number: EC -83

Accepted - Volume 17

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Matthew Perez Date/Time 2001-02-18 17:43:40
Organization Mr. Matthew Perez
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
1. General Comments I am concerned about your lax attitude towards genetically modified foods and organisms. Consumers deserve to know how their foods are produced. This seems especially important with new methods such as irradiation and biological engineering, methods the longterm consequences of which are largely unknown. Before these foods are thrust upon the American public without disclosure there needs to be more premarket research on the effects of these treatments on human health. We should follow the path of caution as most of Europe has done. I implore that the FDA put the health and rights of the citizenry above the wishes and plans of the businesses who stand to gain from this lack of transparency. Sincerely, Matthew M. Perez




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