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Currently GM food is catorgorised 'Safe' although there has only been 1, yes one study on GM food and its effect on humans.The study found that the gene from GM Soy is transfered into human gut bacteria where it stays.Yes this GM gene is part of us forever. No study has been carried out to find what effects, long term effects this has on humans.
In a Tuesday afternoon press release, the FDA announced that Michael Taylor, a former Monsanto executive, had joined the agency as "senior advisor to the commissioner." If the title is vague, the portfolio (pasted from the press release) is substantial--a kind of food czar of the Food and Drug Administration:
Michael R. Taylorís appointment by the Obama administration to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 7th 2009 sparked immediate debate and even outrage among many food and agriculture researchers, NGOs and activists. The Vice President for Public Policy at Monsanto Corp. from 1998 until 2001, Taylor exemplifies the revolving door between the food industry and the government agencies that regulate it. He is reviled for shaping and implementing the governmentís favorable agricultural biotechnology policies during the Clinton administration.