FDA Announces Public Hearings On Bioengineered Foods
The Food and Drug Administration has just announced a new initiative to inform and engage the public about bioengineered foods. This initiative will begin with a series of public meetings:
Chicago, Ill.--Thursday, November 18
Washington, D.C.--Tuesday, November 30
Oakland, Calif.--Monday, December 13
At these meetings, the public will be informed about current FDA policy for assuring the safety of bioengineered foods. The public will also be asked to comment on whether this policy should be modified--and on the best ways for the FDA to provide the public with information about bioengineered products in the food supply.
The official announcement about these public hearings, as well as complete details, can be found in the FEDERAL REGISTER, Docket #99N-4282, October 20, 1999. You can also visit the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/102599c.txt for more information.
IMPORTANT: TO ATTEND OR TESTIFY AT ANY OF THESE HEARINGS, YOU MUST REGISTER 15 DAYS IN ADVANCE. Space is limited in some cases, and available seating is filling up fast. We strongly urge you to attend the FDA public hearing closest to you.
PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!
This initiative (and many others developing in Washington, D.C., concerning the issue of genetically engineered foods) is due in large part to the coordinated efforts of the Natural Law Party, Mothers for Natural Law, and dozens of dedicated individuals and organizations. If you would like to help organize activities in any of the above locations for Mothers for Natural Law and the Natural Law Party, please contact LaVergne Dunn at 641-472-2040, ext. 118.
Upcoming news flashes will announce the specific activities planned for each of these FDA public hearings.
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