The debate about GM food approval is an incredibly important one, and even though many politicians and agro-industry heavy-weights would like it to all go away and just get on with it, it won’t. There’s a couple of points that need to be made here.
First up, I’m not about to tell you that all GM foods are completely safe, but I am going to shout, "Don’t panic!!”" It’s a bit wild to say this is the new asbestos. In some ways, genetically engineering a food is like adding or removing an ingredient. If you put in a healthy thing – say, omega-3 oils – it’s probably good for you. If you put in a poison, well… people would cark it.