Docket Management
Docket: 02D-0324 - Draft Guid.: Drugs, Biologics & Medical Devices Derived from Bioengineered Plants
Comment Number: EC -85

Accepted - Volume 9

Comment Record
Commentor Mrs. Sarah Kasprzak Lachance Date/Time 2003-02-07 15:25:03
Organization Campaign Earth
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments Experts agree that contamination of food crops with biopharm traits is inevitable. Look at the ProdiGene incidents in NE and IA. The NE incident involved a 1-acre test plot, and wasn't adequately monitored. What happens when they're growing thousands of acres? More stringent regulation is not the answer -- banning biopharming, at least in food crops and in the open air -- is. There are many contained, controlled, proven as well as newer alternatives to open-air biopharming for any drugs that are really needed. Please, I beg all of you who are responsible for making this important decision to think carefully about the web of life and how YOU have been placed in a position of control concerning this natural balance. Most Americans have no idea this is happening. It is your responsibility to make a decision that would be embraced by the majority of Americans if they were truly informed citizens. My children's future is in your hand. Please stop this movement. Respectfully, Sarah Kasprzak Lachance

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