Some would have you believe that this is no different than the hybridization and selection of plants that has gone on for centuries, but there is a great difference. Just by its very nature of having to be done through microscopes in a laboratory is but one indication that this is not a natural process.
Organic farming without the use of pesticides and herbicides is an area which needs to be developed and regulated more rather than this Frankenscience, but unfortunately this type of natural farming does not make millions of dollars for the corporations which are producing these mutant seeds. These companies have succesfully managed to work with U.S. and Canadian governments to escape all liability for any future problems that may occur, and deny that any exist at the moment. Recent ads for bio-engineered crops come across as benevolent, but a closer look at the ads and one sees an eery similarity to Double Plus Good propaganda.
These scientists don't just stop at plants of course. They are continuing a long standing tradition of animal experimentation - which has in the past achieved medical breakthroughs, granted - but recent developments in genetics are just too God-like in my opinion. Cloning of animals, for one, is a slippery slope to human Eugenics. It is already being done to a minor degree with things like eye color and sex determination in the womb. Of course it can also be used to eliminate certain diseases, etc. But, this can also be done if they were to focus their attention and study on the natural prevention of certain conditions, as they have already done in some cases. But, as with organic farming, this does not generate the same kind of revenue for certain parties.
Of course there is just as much denial about this as there is with the side-effects of the Frankencrops, both by the bio-technicians, and farmers who use the seeds and hormones, and as well by a certain and too large segment of the population who are uninformed of the facts and are likely to be easily swayed by the condescending and falsely altruistic advertising these companies have employed as damage control.