Corn and carrots did not exist in their current form a thousand years ago, we agree on that; however, there is a very large difference between the artificial selection our human ancestors performed and what Monsanto is currently doing by splicing sheep DNA and injecting it into vegetables - often for no other reason than to sell patented pesticides that pair with their crop seeds. I'm not saying gene splicing is "wrong", as a man of science, I'm in favor of pushing boundaries but there's a difference between that and artificial selection using nature's own rules. There's also no reason why people shouldn't be informed about exactly what they are putting into their bodies. That's not a decision you or any scientist has the right to make. Less we forget, DDT, Thalidomide and Agent Orange were all deemed "safe" by experts at one time, my friend.
Even if you remove the health risk argument, there are other legitimate concerns. Have you tasted Parisian food lately? I dare you to find a french beefsteak tomato that has as bland a flavor as our U.S. equivalent - one reason for that is because we've bread our beefsteak tomatoes to have skins thick enough to survive truck transport but in the process we've inadvertently bread out the flavor.
Also for someone claiming no special interest, you seem pretty determined to counter EVERY single comment on this article that's not in line with your views.