O&N Submits Comments to FDA:
Politics does indeed make interesting bedfellows.
articulating its position that the proposed regulation is seriously flawed, doing enormous disservice to consumers.
We strongly suggested the proposed standard be rewritten to eliminate the use of bioengineered, and offered additional comments on promulgation of the proposed regulation and its inability to serve the public’s interests in the following areas:
- Inclusionary definition of GM/genetically engineered food and ingredients;
- Terminology and proposed program logos;
- Universal consumer accessibility to available information, and
- Insufficient Agency guidance and the need for additional comment.
Organizations that concur with much of our position include
, Hershey and Unilever. Those favorably disposed to the proposed regulation include
The differential in positions is striking. Association Members will receive additional analysis on submissions in a separate email.
Karen E. Howard