Genetically modified organisms (“GMOs”) entered the commercial marketplace in the early 1990s with the introduction of the infamous yet ill-fated Flavr Savr tomato. Since then, scientists, scholars, journalists, and con- sumers have debated GMO safety and sustainability. On one side of the argument are those who maintain that extensive sci- entific research and regulatory endorsement from entities such as the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has established the safety and integrity of GMOs. On the other side are those who cite lingering scientific uncertainty, environmental burdens, and mistrust of the biotech industry generally.
Johnson, Susan. "Genetically Modified Food: A Golden Opportunity?" Sustainable Development Law & Policy 14, no. 1 (2014): 34, 69-70.