Docket Management
Docket: 00D-1598 - Voluntary Labeling Indicating Whether Foods Have Been Developed Using Bioengineering
Comment Number: EC -264

Accepted - Volume 78

Comment Record
Commentor Ms. Denise Brennan Date/Time 2001-03-20 01:37:46
Organization Ms. Denise Brennan
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I am writing to request the government take every step possible to ensure that Genetically Modified products are not sold in the United States until extensive testing can demonstrate that these products hold no immediate or future threat to our health, and the health of our environment. In the meantime I also demand, at the very least, that products currently containing GM ingredients be so labeled, to allow consumers the possibility to make educated choices on this most serious matter. I am very angry that just this week CNN has reported that one of the products I feed my little boy (Morningstar Meatless Corndogs) has been recalled due to the fact that this product was made wrongfully with genetically modified corn that was approved only for animal feed. Why has the FDA failed to protect my family? Why has this technology been allowed to proliferate without the necessary safety measures required to protect people? Why is it that European governments can responsibly refuse to purchase GMO products, yet I cannot rely on my own government to do so in order to protect the interests of its own citizens? I have no more patience - It is essential that you do your job. Protect my family. Protect those who you were charged to protect... before it is too late. With Great Sincerity, Denise Brennan

EC -264