Farmers have been genetically modifying food since there have been farmers. By taking only the best seeds and planting them, they weeded out the poor quality crops. By breeding the strongest/best animals, they "modified" the herds. It has always been the goal of agriculture to come up with the best, most hardy, most weed and pest resistant crops because they will bring the best prices. If science has taken a couple of steps to increase the pest resistance or to increase the yield, what are people afraid of? It's nothing new.