Docket Management
Docket: 00N-1396 - Premarket Notice Concerning Bioengineered Foods
Comment Number: EC -133

Accepted - Volume 23

Comment Record
Commentor Miss Katie Kunze Date/Time 2001-03-13 01:04:34
Organization Miss Katie Kunze
Category Academic

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Dear Commissioner Henney, >The proposed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations fail to >require labels or safety tests on genetically engineered (GE) food. The >new rules continue to deny Americans the right to know what is in our >food, while protecting the economic interests of biotech corporations. >Labeling GE foods would protect the public from potential health effects >that could only be traced if GE foods can be identified. By refusing to >require both labeling and mandatory safety testing of foods, the FDA >puts consumer's health at risk, and ignores the recommendations of the >Biotechnology Consultative Forum, who in December urged the US to >require mandatory labeling of GE foods. >I urge you to reconsider this proposal and insure that GE foods are >subject to pre-market testing and labeling. Americans have a right to >make informed decisions about the food we consume. >Sincerely, Katie Kunze

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