Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2000 11:24 AM
Subject: Docket#00P-1211/CP1
Dear FDA, I am asking that all genetically engineered (GE)
foods be labeled to give consumers a choice.  I am asking for mandatory
pre-market safety testing and environmental review of all GE foods.  I am
asking for a moratorium on all GE foods until these requirements are met.  I
have concerns because emerging studies show GE foods could create new toxins,
antibiotic resistance, allergic reactions, and other dietary risks for
consumers, and therefore should not be "generally recognized as safe (GRAS)".
I have concerns that individuals with ethical or religious dietary concerns
be unwittingly consuming foods that contain genes form other species.  I have
concerns because GE foods have been shown to be a significant threat to the
environment.  I have concerns that GE agriculture puts organic foods at risk -
organic crops are being contaminated by "genetic drift."  Please do everything
you can to see that my requests and concerns are addressed.  Thank you very
M. Tiger Grinnell
2475 Jefferson St.
Eugene, OR  97405