You're absolutely right. But having worked on the business/academia end of this stuff in the 80's when it was all getting started I'll say one thing. When the toothpaste is out of the tube you can't put it back.
But people/consumers may be educated on the good and bad of the process. However our media would rather educate us about the intricacies of Brittney's life rather than genetic polllution ( maybe there's a tie-in there also). For example, the lead scientist on some of the first soybean engineering projects was a white S. African National, and that was the time when apartheid was their national policy. I've thought a lot about those sorts of things over the years. She was an internationally published expert at the time, but I recently Googled her and can't find any reference to her work these days. Lots of that sort of thing out there IMHO.
The problem is that there is too much money involved now to take it back and hide it. EVERYONE now consumes genetically engineered food at some times in their lives since our illustrious protector of national health standards, the FDA, decided sometime ago that such foods don't need to be labelled as being engineered. And today, it was announced cloned food sources look to be approved for consumpption soon.
That commune back in the hills looks better and better to me. But where would one obtain engineering-free seeds now ? Or genetically clear animals for that matter ? Pollution takes many forms my brother, and it all needs to be rectified over time. But the reality is that there is more money to be made in creating it than there is in ameliorating and eliminating it .
Sickening but simple.