Unlike its use in agriculture, GM in medicine is targeted to specific genetically inherited (eg muscular dystrophy) or acquired (eg cancer) diseases rather than the population at large and does not result in the release of GMOs into the environment that are capable of reproducing and spreading in an uncontrolled manner.
Drugs or therapies using GM are subject to strict pre-clinical and clinical trails to assess efficacy and side-effects. Once released, GM-produced drugs are clearly labelled and monitored. Little or none of this currently applies with GM food.
Dr MICHAEL ANTONIOU