Wouldn’t the corporations be liable if anything went wrong with a GMO?

The biotech companies have lobbied hard against liability laws when countries around the world have tried to introduce them. If the industry is so sure that these products are safe, then why are they not happy to take full liability if anything goes wrong?

There is case after case of this kind of double standard by the industry. For example, when it comes to the safety testing or labelling of genetically engineered food, the biotech companies say that genetically engineered food is the same as food produced by any other breeding method. Yet when it comes to patenting, biotech companies say that GMOs are unique, they’re different, and that’s why they have the right to patent them as their own inventions.