Thank you all. In my opinion, containment of pharmaceutical GM crops is essential and hard to do. The USDA just recently came up with some new guidelines for genetically modified pharm plants, but how can the public have an input into what’s going on if they don’t even know where the crops are growing, or what’s in the crops, because this is protected as confidential business information? Should the public have a say? How would we accomplish--giving the public a say about whether they want genetically engineered wheat, even aside from the export issues. Third, I understand GE salmon is very close to being approved and released. That’s a containment issue of another kind. The fourth issue is that there are all kinds of organisms that don’t even fall under EPA, USDA, or FDA jurisdiction, such as GE mosquitoes, and so forth. So, is there some way that you would want to propose changes to the regulations that would help bring the public into the debate? A couple minutes each.
L. V. Giddings, Gregory Jaffe, David Hegewood & Kathleen Hart,
Panel Remarks on Regulating Genetically Modified Foods in the United States,
Rich. J.L. & Tech
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