Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1396 - Premarket Notice Concerning Bioengineered Foods
Comment Number: EC -64

Accepted - Volume 17

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. J.R. Campbell Date/Time 2001-02-09 10:52:54
Organization Mr. J.R. Campbell
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I am appalled at the weak and simplified level of compliance that the FDA is proposing for this docket. 1. Not only should developers be required to submit data about the genetic modifications that they are making to products that will be consumed by humans and animals, THEY SHOULD BE FORCED TO INCLUDE INFORMATION ON ALL LABELED PRODUCTS THAT ARE GMO!!!!! This is simply a must for keeping consumers informed. 2. ALL PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN GMO'S SHOULD BE LABELED, NOT JUST THOSE THAT ARE CONSUMED AS FOODS. 3. There are a myriad of products already on shelves in the market, which contain GMO's. THESE PRODUCTS AND COMPANIES SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED SIMPLY BECAUSE THE FDA HAS ALREADY REVIEWED THEIR PRODUCTS!!. The data and info and these products should be readily accessible (in the same database as all new proposed GMO's) for public access. AND THEY SHOULD INCLUDE DISCLOSURE LABELING ON THE PRODUCT PACKAGING!! 4. Restricting this proposal to include only plant modifications that have been modified for pesticide resistance seems very short-sighted. ALL PLANT MODIFICATIONS THAT ARE CREATED THAT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED THROUGH TRADITIONAL PLANT BREEDING (THROUGH CROSS-POLLENATION, ETC), SHOULD BE DISCLOSED TO THE PUBLIC!!!! THIS MEANS NOT ONLY PESTICIDE VARIANCE, BUT CROSS-BREEDING THAT IS A RESULT OF DNA MODIFICATION THROUGH rDNA MANIPULATIONS OR OTHERWISE. 5. GMO PRODUCTS THAT WILL BE CONSUMED BY HUMANS AND ANIMALS EXTEND FAR BEYOND THE PLANT KINGDOM. ALL PRODUCTS: PLANT, AND ANIMAL (ANY LIVING ORGANISM), SHOULD BE MONITORED BY THE FDA AND REQUIRED BY THE FDA TO HAVE DISCLOSURE LABELING INCLUDED ON PACKAGING. Reconsider the impact of this proposal. It is nowhere near complete enough for the title. If a proposal like this is accepted, then subsequent additions will only be equally weak and will most certainly have a large impact on the future of genetic research and humanity. Do not underestimate the importance of this proposal for its place in history....

EC -64