Truth be told, Jim Gentile has influenced and shaped the direction of science in our country. His research programs have focused on plant-activation of environment carcinogens and on the connection between inflammation and cancer. He has conducted extensive research on the role of metabolism in the conversion of natural and xenobiotic agents into mutagens and carcinogens. He has published hundreds (if not thousands) of papers on scientific issues of major importance and has strong opinions about lots of things. ¬†And his BIG beat goes on. But here’s the deal. Jim is the only person I know who can talk about GMOs, their history, what’s good about them, what we should be afraid of concerning GMOs (or not) and who can talk about it in plain English.