Docket Management
Docket: 00D-1598 - Voluntary Labeling Indicating Whether Foods Have Been Developed Using Bioengineering
Comment Number: EC -4

Accepted - Volume 17

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Andrew Del Preore Date/Time 2001-01-25 08:29:49
Organization Ver
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Consulting with the FDA at least four months before releasing new products onto the marketplace is ludicrous. Pollution at a genetic level cannot just disappear. Already, due to the development and practices of genetic engineering we are experiencing viral/bacterial strains that are more resiliant to antibiotics. There should be at the VERY least rigourous testing/labelling of said products. Companies should be OBLIGATED to giving the consumer adequate information about their product (much like the tobacco industry has to) to allow for an intelligible choice in the marketplace. To NOT provide such information is purposeful and willful deception.

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