Docket Management
Docket: 00D-1598 - Voluntary Labeling Indicating Whether Foods Have Been Developed Using Bioengineering
Comment Number: EC -113

Accepted - Volume 23

Comment Record
Commentor Mrs. Brenda Henry Date/Time 2001-02-08 08:32:51
Organization Wood Creek Farm
Category Other

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Labeling of Bioengineered foods should NOT be voluntary, it should be mandatory. These foods have not been tested for long term effects to health or the environment. The public has little knowledge of this because these foods have been slipped into the food supply without much notice. The FDA is supposed to hold public benefit above all other ideals and should be insisting that foods created outside the natural order (i.e. bioengineered foods) be labeled. Don't make the farmers who grow ordinary, natural foods to take on the expense of proving their foods are not bioengineered. This is just totally backward logic. Labeling for bioengineered foods should be a no-brainer.

EC -113