My point was not to say that the processes are the same. Only that on a very basic level they can accomplish the same thing. Induction of new traits. One method just allows for a greater variety of traits to be changed. In the end a gene is a gene and how it gets transferred is irrelevant to the argument about whether it is dangerous. Resistance is a problem, true. That's not a reason to stop the research. It's a reason to keep doing it IMHO. It's like hitting a moving target. Sort of like antibiotics. Research into those slowed and when the bacteria caught up with the drugs we have, in some cases there isn't anything we can do. People might not bring it up due to it not being very PC, but it would still be true That would all depend on who you ask. To some people the process is less important than the end result. That's where we don't agree.