The Chicago Tribune warns, “It would be a travesty if the U.S. allows fear and ignorance to crowd out crucial public education about biotechnology’s potential.” Meanwhile, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Jane E. Henney, M.D. attempts to alleviate misguided fears created by nannies who oppose biotech foods. “We are not aware of any information that foods developed through genetic engineering differ as a class in quality, safety, or any other attribute from foods developed through conventional means.” Despite reassurances from the FDA, pressure from activists has led Frito-Lay, Inc. to tell its suppliers not to use genetically altered corn from now on.