This is the scariest part about genetic modification. There are very few ways, if any, to determine what effect new biomolecules introduced into the ecosystem will have on the different species that populate and sustain it.
A lot of people don't know about the inherent balance that exists between different flora and fauna in nature. Those people may be in for a quick, rude awakening.
The most dangerous aspect is yet to come. If the ecosystems start failing, we may have to to emergency measures. Something like introducing a self propagating strain of virus that makes the bees resistant. What new can of worms we might open in our time of despair is difficult to comprehend.
The hope is that, some resistance already exists in bees and this selective pressure simply leads to a new stable equilibrium. Are there species of bees that are resistant?
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