Genetically modified foods are feared by some, but are these fears this justified? Dr. Patrick Michaels, director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, says no, and here explains why: “Biotechnology is the future of food and it’s here now, and it’s been here for a decade. The debates about safety of biotechnology have been resolved by time. Over 80% of the soybeans that are consumed by cattle and other animals and by us directly are genetically modified and have been for over a decade. What do you have to show for it? You have more food per capita around the world.”