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From: Richard Wolfson <email@example.com>
Subject: US organic regulations and GE
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 22:03:20 -0400
The US government is currently formulating national organic regulations.
Within these regulations, they are considering whether genetically
engineered seeds can be used in organic production.
If you want to make your voice heard on this issue, of whether
engineered foods can be labelled as ORGANIC, visit the website:
"Foreign" comments, ie from those outside of USA, are encouraged as this
issue impacts on all people who comsume US food exports.
As the website is a little complicated, I was given directions:
1. First on the front page of the website, you have to register (and get
user name and password) to allow you to comment. (takes about 1 minute)
[outside of the USA, just put your country, no state or zip code, or you
will get an error message]
2. You will have to choose the three sections of the bill that contain
reference to genetic engineering. They are:
[In each of these sections, you can also check some subsections, but this
3. It is easiest to write your comments on the whole issue in a small
file before logging on and copy/paste your entire comments text into the
comments window of all three areas (one at a time).
[My comments (in case they are helpful) were:
Please do not allow genetically engineered seeds or any other aspect of
genetic engineering to be used in organic production. Because
engineered foods have not been tested for their long-term effects on
health, on animals, or on the environment, I do not want to consume them.
In fact, I would like to see all genetically engineered foods labelled as
such so that I can choose not to consume them in any form.]
Thank you for your help.
Richard Wolfson, PhD
Campaign for Mandatory Labelling and Long-term
Testing of all Genetically Engineered Foods
Natural Law Party, 500 Wilbrod Street
Ottawa, ON Canada K1N 6N2
Tel. 613-565-8517 Fax. 613-565-1596
Our website, http://www.natural-law.ca/genetic/geindex.html
contains more information on genetic engineering.
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