Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1396 - Premarket Notice Concerning Bioengineered Foods
Comment Number: EC -69

Accepted - Volume 17

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Josh Salans Date/Time 2001-02-12 13:09:54
Organization CTC Solutions
Category Company

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments As the rest of the world shows the US that Bio-Engineered foods are not acceptable until PROVEN safe, as multi-national corporations move in profit motive hurriedness to sow seeds which have had little or no testing in the real environment, it is essential that US Government agencies protect the consumer first before cowtowing to the corporation and its profit motives. Genetically engineered crops should be stopped, and the precautionary principle applied throughout this industry. Until the industry can prove without a shadow of a doubt, and when they can be insured against long term environmental liabilities, only then can they produce bio-engineered crops. Those that are engineered and marketed must be labeled so every consumer has a right to make an informed choice. This is our right in a Democracy. We are so shortsighted in our profit motivated culture, to be unleashing lab created life forms that we have no way of knowing their effects in the open environment. We are despoiling our Earth and have no way of putting the proverbial genie back in the bottle once we unleash these new organisms. US Government agencies are in place to protect the consumer and the people of our nation. You should be doing this first, before caving to industry pressure.

EC -69