Foods containing GMO ingredients cannot hold an organic certification because even if they are not exposed to additional toxins and chemicals during production, they are still not technically natural because of the scientific modification.
For example, modifying food at the genetic level in order to make it a more vibrant color or more resilient to harsh weather while growing are both common reasoning for utilizing GMO technology.
Have you ever eaten GMO foods?
The point is this: GMO crops are everywhere.
Presently, labeling of GMO content isn't a requirement—and since labeling is a complex and controversial issue that has no bearing on my thesis, I will pass it by.
Finally, we get to the fourth order of GMO: being able to splice genes from one species into another species, a process known as transgenesis.
In much of Europe, because of deep fear and suspicion of GMO crops, their importation is forbidden.
GMO could make this a crop that Africa could easily use to feed itself, gain food independence, and maybe even export.
For environmentalist organizations like Greenpeace to be against GMO in all its forms under all conditions does nothing at all to serve them or the constituencies they purport to represent.
The possibilities of GMO go far beyond prettier corn or cheaper strawberries.