If you oppose GMOs and you are right, what are you frightened of. You still get to eat all the non GMO food your heart desires, and when all my children are born with two heads you'll have your proof. If however I am right, sometime in the not to distant future I expect a mea culpa of the first order from all those who opposed GMOs out of an irrational fear of the new and unknown.
You really think it comes down to the sole fact of whether you grow two heads?
Folks oppose GMO for a host of reasons. They include:
1) The monopoly ability of those designing the GMO crops. We have all heard of small farmers being sued for pollen drift onto their land, and the resulting tainted seed.
2) Environmental #1: Some see the environment as a complete ecosystem. And as example, if we take out all the aphids, to get better looking roses, we now break the food chain and lady bugs now have lost their number one food source. No aphids(Some say Yeah!) and then there is no more ladybugs. (Some say Boo!) One of the problem with GMO crops is their vast use, affecting more than what any local grower of roses would ever impact. GMO is everywhere, impacting everything. When GMO crops can break so many chains on a vast scale, side impacts are created. Insects by the way feed bats, frogs, birds, etc. And even if there was still enough insects for them to feed, the impacts on these other creatures are not yet known. Most of the environment evolved with certain nutrition requirements. All life needs a define mineral, vitamin, and complete balanced diet. GMO (Replacing genetic material of one species, with genetic material from another, changes that.) Some just on principle, feel messing with the ecosystem in this manner is wrong.
3) Environment #2: No doubt, I think GMO crops are harmful to bees. GMO crops, and neonicotinoid systemic pesticides (they go hand in hand), are no doubt affecting honey bees, as well as other beneficial pollinators. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2012/120111KrupkeBees.html
As they continue the development of GMO crops, they may eventually have no need for pretreating the seeds with additional harmful chemicals. But that does not mean that the pollen will be any better to eat as they replace neonicotinoids with dna making the plant just as deadly. Of course, this is where "designer bees" will come into play as they design, produce, market, and sell, bees able to cope with the designer seeds. And even if they can design a honey be such as this, where does that leave the greater environment?
There are probably more reasons why folks oppose GMO. Probably like growth hormones in beef or milk, it will take years for some to see the impact. I guess if someone likes fully developed 7 year olds, able to carry their baby to term, you probably have no problems with growth hormones. Some want hormone free beef and milk, and some want GMO free foods.
But I do ask, what in the near future would have folks opposed to GMO, come around as you suggest?
I would suggest that with the increased technology we have going forward, that the environmental damage could be far greater than anything we see today. Unchecked industries (like Monsanto) usually make things worse, not better. Monsanto may micro-design the honey bee to keep some hapless beekeepers in business or for public relations. But nobody will give a crap about anything else.
And when beekeepers, with all their understanding of the wonders of nature as the bees taught them, are this easy as a pushover for the likes of Monsanto, I guess the general public will go down this path without even a whimper.