Are there any GMO’s that have been found in the wild?



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    GMO is an acronym for Genetically Modified Organism. It specifically refers to organisms whose genetics have been purposefully altered be genetic engineering methods.

    If you are asking whether any have been found outside of areas where they were purposefully placed (i.e. crops that cross-bred with others), I have not been able to locate any examples. They are in use, mostly as crops and for drug harvesting. One of the great fears is that genetically modified crops will somehow crossbreed with natural crops, and destroy the original crop. I have not found any indication that this has happened yet, but it certainly seems to be a well-founded concern.

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    Yes, all it takes is a bird or animal to ingest the seed and deposit it somewhere else. In Mexico, Biotech corn has invaded native corn farms and is threatening to contaminate native seeds. According to The Mexico-based International Center for the Improvement of Maize and Wheat, if a farmer plants a single row of GM seeds on a one hectare plot, in seven years, 65% of the plot will be GM. 

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