One radical difference between traditional breeding and GM
is the circumvention of natural species barriers, with results
which would be impossible in the natural course of things.
This has been carried out over a most surprisingly short
time-period, if one considers that these species barriers,
acting as safeguards, have evolved over millennia.
GM radically alters the status quo in ways which are not
remotely fully understood. Those who wish to promote it commercially
have a duty to others to prove, beyond all reasonable doubt,
that it is safe. Adequate testing has not been done; consequently,
it is too soon to apply this technology commercially.
The proposed 'quick fix' is surely unacceptable to responsible
scientists and laypersons alike. No-one yet has satisfactorily
explained the reason for this undue haste.