GMOs and Nature
What are the environmental consequences of the introduction of genetically modified organisms in nature?
Genetically modified organisms are living creatures, they can spread and multiply. They can transfer new genes to wild species. Once released into the wild, genetically modified organisms remain there forever, unable to go back to the laboratory. Some possible negative environmental effects may include:
Pollen from genetically modified plants can infect wild species.
Pests and causes of diseases can develop resistance to new organisms.
Soil organisms may be harmed. For example, toxic Bt bacterium remains in the soil for months, and affects the food webs in the soil.
Genetically modified fish are bred to grow quickly and become more possible. If such fish are caught in the wild can easily overwhelm the wild.
Use a genetically modified bacteria and viruses, which if released into the wild, can lead to tremendous consequences for reproduction and rapid ability to mutate frequently.