As a protester against Monsanto's genetically modified seeds, I apologize to Robert Paisley for failing to communicate why we are so alarmed ("GMOs everywhere," Forum, June 4).
By genetically modified organisms, we don't mean selectively bred critters, such as Big Boy tomatoes or Leghorn hens. We are worried about frankenfoods, where genes from one species are put into another.
For example, Bt corn gets a gene from bacillus thuringiensis, a bacteria that makes its own insecticide. So every time you eat Bt corn you are eating pesticide. No testing proves it's safe for people, but animal testing has turned up digestive, reproductive and allergy problems.