- May 2018
Well obviously we never "gene spliced" plants until that tech was developed. However GMO stands for "Genetically Modified Organism"). Genetic modification also utilizes selective breeding, which is what most people either choose to forget or don't know about. Regarding transgenic species, there are multiple examples of plant hybridization, and plants far more readily hybridize than animals do, per Wikipedia. Since the plants share the genes from 2 different species, technically they are "transgenic".DAMMIT. Transgenic species have never occurred in nature, nor before humans perfected methods of gene splicing.
The claim that all foods are GMO is an example of fake news.
Hybrid (biology) - Wikipedia