If we wait until food starts running to research GMOs, it will be too late. We need to know how to produce, what effects they have on the human body and if there are any negative side effects, how to prevent/cure them. We need to do it whilst we can, otherwise it'll be too late.
Yes, Greenpeace should end its opposition to crops that have been genetically modified. GMOs have the potential to end hunger and many different types of nutrition-related diseases in third world countries. The opposition is ludicrous given that GMOs could save millions of lives around the world and potentially end some major causes for childhood death in developing nations.
The war against GMO's is misplaced. Greenpeace is an idealistic organization that is, in many ways, rather naive. Unmodified crops wither away and die. Bananas would be gone now, if it weren't for those genetically modified berries! In fact, world hunger has declined exponentially because of genetically modified food. To deny it, solely for the sake of it not being produced 100% raw, natural, unfiltered and untouched by man, benefits no one.
Genetically modified foods may well have a place in our future culture - maybe at a time when other foodstuffs fail to meet our needs any more - but there has not been sufficient testing of possible long-term effects as yet. GM foods should not be admitted into our food chain until there is concrete evidence that they are harmless over time, so we need Greenpeace to continue to fight for this.
No, Greenpeace should not end their opposition to genetically modified crops until they are proven to be safe. Greenpeace needs to stay opposed to genetically modified crops due to the harmful effects that these crops may have on people when they are consumed. This is the kind of thing that Greenpeace stands for.