OK, I have heard the prescribed standard drone...
If GM is about producing crops which do not get eaten by insects then don't expect me to eat them.
There are many ways to modify plants, some good and some bad, if you take an apple tree and graft a different variety of apples to a branch you produce a new flavour of apple, if this means that people prefer to eat the new better tasting fruit, I am in favour.
GM involves taking some bits of different plants and producing a new plant, what's wrong with that.
OK it is possible to take some bits of a cat and put them into a cat, hmmmm I protest, that does not sound good.
Suppose you have a banana flavoured strawberry, or a sugar enhanced grapefruit.
People would eat more fruit which is good for life on earth.
OK no suppose we build something like( ball park) two giant bamboo rings which go round the equator and grow (bal park) 250 milles up in the atmosphere, it can suck up CO^2 and repair the planet, it is possible to build something like a plant in space which covers the globe like a spherical dome, it could defend against meteorite impact and give shade if need be...
Of course it would need to be GM and controlled.
We could cover the deserts in green life and grow new rain forests.
This in a round and about way is the solution to climate control etc.
The damage is done, the coal has been burned the CO^2 is there now.
It is no good turning off the lights, and allowing nature to take its course, that course is disaster and suffering.
We must repair the planet with nuclear power and GM plants.
Sitting back, complaining about the spilt milk and opposing the very technology that we need to repair the planet will produce the opposite of the desired result.
Nuclear power is carbon free, reliable, controllable and will enable the massive reduction in carbon emissions we need and simultaneously keep the lights on, nuclear IS renewable.
Would you prefer your kids ate sweets or sweeter fruit?