Docket Management
Docket: 02D-0324 - Draft Guid.: Drugs, Biologics & Medical Devices Derived from Bioengineered Plants
Comment Number: EC -34

Accepted - Volume 9

Comment Record
Commentor Dr. Laureen Smith Date/Time 2003-01-09 14:02:08
Organization Western Presbyterian Church
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I am writing to voice my opinion for a total ban on open-field testing of all ““biopharm”” crops. We simply do not have the long-term data to determine if these crops are safe for humanity and the earth. At the very least, I strongly urge that guidance should be strengthened and made mandatory, and that greater distances, no less than 20 miles, should be required to isolate such crops from the food supply. I firmly believe, after much research, that escape and contamination from these crops could have serious health and environmental effects. Please take our public concerns into consideration. Thank you.

EC -34