Is it safe to interfere with the genes of plants? It could disturb the entire ecosystems and result in unintended environmental and health consequences.
Several studies indicate that when rats were fed a diet of genetically modified vegetables, they developed serious health problems! If we introduce genetically altered plant life into a stable ecosystem, it could alter the fragile biosphere in ways no one can accurately predict.
The first genetically altered plant was developed in 1983. Luis Herrera-Estrella, a Mexican scientist, used the Agrobacterium tumefaciens method to insert antibiotics into a tobacco plant's genetic structure.
Organic farmers who grow fruit and vegetables near fields of GM crops fear that their own crops could become "contaminated" by altered genes, effectively ruining their plants' organic status."
Corn and wheat have been altered to enable them to resist the toxic effects of herbicides and to contain their own insecticide within their genetic structure.
Do you think that food with genetically modified ingredients should be labeled?