That may have been the initial intent. Now, it's used by corporations to make cheap foods for maximum profit. These foods have not gone through the rigorous testing that a prescription drug would. What really bothers me that there is really no way to separate GMO plants from regular plants. The bees will just pollinate as they are supposed to do which will lead to cross pollination.GMO foods sound scary, but they are generally not in reality. They exist to feed more people, actually, and to produce better/more sustainable crops.