leopold The NZFSA policies and procedures on GM foods can be seen at : http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/_srcfiles/GM Foods_text_pp_final.pdf If you wish to read it all, feel free. It will take some time. As a f'rinstance, Roundup Ready soya beans were shown to have no measurable adverse effects, which can read in the above reference. On the Royal Society missives on potatoes, I have posted two separate references already in this thread. If you were too lazy to read them, that is your problem. Let me restate my case. While I accept that everything in life carries some level of risk, and that has to include GM foods, the situation today is that over 16 years of hundreds of millions of people eating a range of GM foods, not a single case of measurable harm from eating that food, no matter how small, has surfaced, where the harm is due to the genetic modification. Therefore, so far GM foods have a 100% safety record. This statement is one of fact, not opinion. Some foods that have never been released to the public did have potential problems, but that is what testing and regulation is for. The GM foods that are released carry such a low level of risk that only the terminally paranoid should get their knickers in a twist about them.