Seed sovereignty is something to be concerned about. Genetically engineered crops are patented by biotech companies. There’s no saving seed for next year’s planting. And if your farm is next to a GE crop and gets contaminated by pollen from GE crops, you risk being sued by Monsanto for patent infringement.
Research scientists who want to do independent testing of these novel and unnatural life-forms cannot, because of the patents — and the biotech companies do not give permission.