I attended Jeffrey Smith's lecture at SUNY New Paltz. The difference in your article between quoted farming-related individuals or officials and Smith is that the latter has accumulated the research in America and abroad. If in doubt about the safety of GMO's one need only view his CD, "Genetic Roulette" or consider the FACT that Europe, Russia, and other countries have banned these products. BT corn is itself considered a pesticide. The real issue is largely about Monsanto, it's sustained influence on the FDA, and it's mission to make money. NYS needs to follow the lead of Vermont where the first mandatory GMO labeling law in the country was just passed. Let consumers decide, not Monsanto whose time-limited research studies have failed to protect the public or animals for that matter.