Where do you draw the line of messing with Mother Nature? By your logic you would still be a hunter gatherer because the act of domestication is "messing with Mother Nature".You are what you eat!
I don't think it's cool to fool with Mother Nature as she's gonna' play gotcha in the long run!
Off topic but have you seen the purple potatoe variety? Who here would not eat purple mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving? I'm going to find out which in our family won't.