| Comment Record|
Mr. Walt Kanzler ||
2001-03-25 19:17:56 |
Mr. Walt Kanzler |
| Comments for FDA General |
1. General Comments
To whom it may concern:
As a citizen and a concerned consumer I am voicing my need for Genetically modified food testing and labeling.
* The FDA must require mandatory labeling of GE products.
Without mandatory labeling, neither consumers nor health
professionals will know if an allergic or toxic reaction
was the result of a genetically engineered food. Consumers
would be deprived of the critical knowledge needed to hold
food producers liable should any of these novel products
* The FDA must require mandatory pre-market comprehensive
environmental review. Unlike conventional pollutants,
where a given amount of pollutant causes a limited amount
of damage, a small number of mutant genes could have a
population explosion and reproduce forever, causing
unlimited and irreparable damage.
* The FDA must require mandatory pre-market long-term health
testing. GE products could be toxic, cause allergic
responses, have lower nutritional value, and compromise
immune responses in consumers.
I support testing and labeling of GE foods and products and expect to have some response from the FDA or any other federal organization that would regulate these products.