Are you serious about #1. And I'm not ONLY talking about cross field issues, but any Monsanto/GMO issues. You may find this site credible:
Since 1997, we have only filed suit against farmers 145 times in the United States. This may sound like a lot, but when you consider that we sell seed to more than 250,000 American farmers a year, it’s really a small number. Of these, we've proceeded through trial with only eleven farmers. All eleven cases were found in Monsanto’s favor.
And for #2 I'm very familiar with growing bananas in marginal conditions. I lived in Mobile Alabama, and while we can grow banana trees there, the winters often kill them back to the point where they nearly have to start over each year. Do-able but not efficient. But if they can alter the fruit to be more healthy they can alter the tree to be more drought and/or cold resistant.