KEY FDA DOCUMENTS REVEALING
(1) HAZARDS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS--AND
(2) FLAWS WITH HOW THE AGENCY MADE ITS POLICY
About the Documents
You will see scanned reproductions (exact copies) of some of the Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) internal memoranda about the hazards of genetically engineered foods. These documents became available through the Alliance for Bio-Integrity's lawsuit (Alliance for Bio-Integrity et al., vs. Shalala, et al.) to gain mandatory safety testing and labeling of these foods. The large numbers on the bottom of each page (i.e. 18952) are the Administrative Record (A.R.) numbers affixed by the FDA.
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A. FDA Scientists Discuss Various Safety Concerns
B. Specific Objections to Use of Antibiotic-Resistant Marker Genes
C. Safety Questions Raised by Tests on the Flavr Savr Tomato--the Most Thoroughly Tested Bioengineered Food
D. Additional Evidence of Improprieties In The Formation Of FDA Policy On Bioengineered Foods