youre mixing apples and oranges. DNA methylation can and does derive new transgenic propwerties that thwe original species did not have.
Use of things like bacillus thurengensis
inserts for plants have shown to be a substantiql component in the decline of marker species and is pwrhaps also involved in CCS (colony collapse syndrome) of the Italian Honeybee spwcies.
Insertion of transgenes that make plants immune to herbicides has also caused immunity to surrounding wild species and results in farmers spending higher amounts of money on even more toxic pestiicides and herbicides (like nicotenoidal pesticides).
If your mind is maade up and you are claiming that concern re: GMOS is a "Left -wing feqr". thats your prerogative (I do not share it because , while GMOs help create super "meats", they also create super BUGS and WEEDS.
I used to be a totaql supporter of GMOs (qs a fqrmer). 15 years later Ive seen the dark side of this wonderful technology.
NATURE BATS LAST -Dave Raup.
Thats statement that GMOs dont result in any greater concern than present, is kind of self serving were I in the meat products industry that is trying to claim an entire continent's market.
Ive been close to this for about 20 years mostly as a livestock and crop field farmer.
Gene editing presents another problem when something like a fqairly obscure technology is unleashed without ANY checks and study (as it is presently being done in Asia)
Ive seen Asiatic GMO "Super size shrimp" and am always concerned that the editing of the genome and the insertion of a novel transgene may have some down- the- road negative effects that arent well understood.
Ill try not to ingest GM foods by my own choice--You are free to eat and endorse GMO product all you wish. (Just dont try to convince anyone knowledgeable that its merely hysteria from some left wingers, cause thats untrue).