The controversy about Genetically Modified Food

Experts say 60% to 70% of processed foods on U.S. grocery shelves have genetically modified ingredients. The most common genetically modified foods are soybeans, maize, cotton, and grapeseed oil. That means many foods made in the U.S. containing field corn or high-fructose corn syrup, such as many breakfast cereals, snack foods, and the last soda you drank; foods made with soybeans (including some baby foods); and foods made with cottonseed and canola oils could likely have genetically modified ingredients. These ingredients appear frequently in animal feed as well.

Yet, the genetically modified foods are banned in EU and more than a dozen countries around the world have latched on to the technology, including Argentina, Canada, China, Australia, India, and Mexico.

Discuss the pros and cons of the consumption of genetically modifies food.