Imagine being able to brew narcotics as easily as brewing beer, no dangerous toxic chemicals or need to purchase anything that interests suspicious authorities. This apparently is going to happen, thanks to genetic engineering and yeast. Yeast is currently the preferred organism for genetic engineering and it is bound to reach the public eventually, especially those GMOs that can produce all the kinds of recreational drugs enjoyed by so many in many western countries. And of course the GE companies want to produce yeasts that can produce morphine and codeine and the many other kinds of pharmaceuticals currently obtained from plants, which would make their production much easier and more profitable. Although, when it does happen, it's unlikely to mean the end of the world as we know it because most people aren't drug addicts, it will make the war on drugs look a bit silly. What do you think? Is the eventual "release" into the public domain of such technology inevitable, or will there be stringent controls, and what might those be?