Genetically Modified Foods in the past have caused people to get sick, has been linked to toxic reactions, and is responsible for over 1,000 deaths. For America's safety, banning GMO is a great idea. Would you rather have people get sick, or people in the US be healthy and happy?
We've been told by companies that produce them that they're harmless and what not, so what we have now is an opportunity to prove they are right or wrong. Our focus should be on studying the affects of GMO's not banning them. I personally have never been keen to the idea of mutating crops from their original forms (as i think humanity has a bad habit of trying to pervert the world's natural beauty and functionality in respect to food chains and human development) but i'm not closed to the possibility that GMO's could be the answer to many of our food problems. Innovation is the way of change and i'm not against change.
We have already been genetically modifying for hundreds of years.
Not by directly splicing genetic information, but by selective breeding of the crops with the best characteristics. Gene splicing allows us to do this more quickly and allows for cross species genetics such as the bt crops which are crops that have been genetically modified to produce bt toxin to defend against pests, these crops pose of no threat to us as consumers. If you look at the evidence and the research that has be done on to these GMO's they are no more likely to harm you then the unmodified version.
With the ever increasing global population in order to feed everyone we will need to result to GMO's its the only way.