This story about a decision by Whole Foods to label all GM products within 5 years once again demonstrates how a single catch phrase can create such an emotional response among a scientifically illiterate public. Man has been genetically modifying crops for hundred if not thousands of years through selective breeding and no one raised concerns before.
The term Frankenfood has been coined to generate fear of these products. Ironically the scariest looking Frankenfood I have ever seen is one that was genetically modified the old fashioned way through selective breeding. Take a look at this Cauiflower.