The EU bans GM food because the citizens don't want GM food. This not stupid. This is called democracy.
True, to some extent. Banning something because the citizens don't want it is democratic, and democracy isn't stupid. Many of the reasons they don't want it are stupid. Not eating poison isn't stupid. Thinking current GM food is poisonous is.
Wether the particular change you mention is harmfull or harmless to humans is not the point.
You said GM food is 'often poisonous'. Current GM foods are not poisonous to anything that is supposed to be eating it. That is the point. And you can't get around that just by saying that isn't the point, 'cause it is the point I was making.
The point is: sooner or later it will hop on other specimem, do we want this?
Which one? glyphosate resistance? The bt cry gene? Something else? Each of these has diferent answers. Please be specific. Also, what timeframes do you have in mind? A 90% chance it will take more than 1000 years is much different than a 90% chance in less than 10 years. And which specimens were you thinking of? Glyphosate resistance moving from a GM soybean variety to another non-GM soybean variety is of little concern to anyone who does not sell GM seeds and understands that glyphosate resistant soybeans are perfectly safe to eat or feed to animals. Glyphosate resistance in morning glory is another matter, although that is not due to genes hopping from GM crops.
GM opponents are often just that, opponents. Without any understanding of what genes have been modified, what they do, and how that affects biology, genetics, agriculture, or ecosystems. The details matter, and are very often ignored in an emotional panic.
The poin is: pro GMO advocates are often just that: advocates. Without any knowledge about biology an/or genetics.
Sadly, you are correct about this.
The pricipel problems of GMO are well known and published (and in europe taught in school) calling this FUD, that is stupid :)
We obviously disagree on which problems are real and which are FUD. Without specifics I cannot fairly address this statement.