In Germany they lately have forbidden the growth of genetic altered corn. Because of that i started reading about the producing Company Mosanto and their products.
They put patents on their seeds and make them grow just once, while its just imune for their product "round up" which destroys any plant around.
The genetic altered plants corss with natural once ,which is inevitable as its a natural process, and this destroys the diversity of species.
They allthough wrote a report on "Stevia" which is a natual sweetner used for ages in south america, the report led the us government and later eu to forbid stevia and instead the food porducing industry now uses Mosantos apsartam. Their are studys about aspartam that link it to cancer.
In the EU it takes 10 years to get a medicin allowed on the market but only 4 weeks for a genetic altered seed to be allowed.
I feel kinda scared that a new technology is used so carelessly in the world without proper testing and especially as it is food and the effects on the environment are irreversible...
I dont think i am over reacting as even the german government forbid it which is pretty unusual as they never act on anything, how do you feel about it and are there restrictions like that in your country yet?