This is a good report summarising the various facets of Genetically Engineered seeds and food crops. Its recommendations are practical and implementable. The study was sponsored by Green Party of Germany
Recall that in 1974, in an international conference, top biotech scientists gathered to discuss the long term implication of GE of life forms. They were all brilliant scientists and cared and a decision was taken not to commercialise it until the possible adverse impacts on human and environmental health have been understood properly. In 1979, Dr Ananda Chakraborty developed an oil-eating bacteria and sought patent protection. Eventually the US-Supreme Court granted them patent protection. This was the first time in history that patent was granted on life form.
That judgement paved the way for patenting of seeds. The big chemical multinationals-Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, Syngenta, etc, jumped into patenting seeds. Today, over 95% of biotechnologists work for these criminal corporations and they are the ones who sponsor research projects on new plant varieties or new life forms. The scientists are now colluding with these corporations who have weaponized our food system.