Docket Management
Docket: 00D-1598 - Voluntary Labeling Indicating Whether Foods Have Been Developed Using Bioengineering
Comment Number: EC -189

Accepted - Volume 43

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Barbara Parcells Date/Time 2001-02-27 21:03:29
Organization Ms. Barbara Parcells
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Gentlepeople: Labeling of food ingredients that have been bioengineered should be mandatory, not optional. This labeling should appear in the same region of the label where calories, fat grams etc are required, OR in the ingredients list. Example: Ingredients: Wheat flour, sugar, corn or bioengineered corn, salt, cinnamon, ... You could give producers an option to say what kind of bioengineering it was. Corn bioengineered to contain more of an amino acid that corn already contains, for example, would not be as unsavory to me as corn that had been bioengineered to produce an insecticidal toxin that corn has never been able to produce before. As a consumer I want to be able to make an informed choice about the foods I am buying. Frankly, with the total lack of testing for food safety of bioengineered crops, I most certainly don't want these ingredients snuck into my food without my knowledge. Thank you, Barb Parcells

EC -189