Re: "effort wouldn't be better expended on something of more value to society."
"The US has been eating GM food for several decades now and the bodies continue to abjectly fail to pile up"
It's not as if the US cancer incidence rates suddenly shot up since the early 1990's and coinciding with this nasty Corporatist greed-shit being introduced into the human food supply chain is it?
In other words, not all science is progressive, you should try being a bit more objective.
Here's some GMO food for thought for you - if the eastern religions are right, you might come back as GMO lab mouse :-)