Docket Management
Docket: 00D-1598 - Voluntary Labeling Indicating Whether Foods Have Been Developed Using Bioengineering
Comment Number: EC -144

Accepted - Volume 28

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Christopher Thaxter Date/Time 2001-02-17 21:17:50
Organization Mr. Christopher Thaxter
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Personally, I don't have anything against bioengineered foods, but I strongly believe that the consumer should know whether he or she is eating a natural food or a bioengineered food. Just as it is mandatory to label artificial foods when they are artificial, bioengineered foods should be labeled as such when they are bioengineered. In some cases, some people's bodies will react differently to, or process differently, bioengineered foods as opposed to natural foods. Therefore, they should know what they are eating. In any case, it seems simply like common sense to label the contents of products. Organic foods are labeled organic. Artificial foods are labeled artificial. Preserved foods are labeled with preservatives. Why can't bioengineered foods be labeled bioengineered or genetically engineered?

EC -144