What are the issues of concern for the environment?

Issues of concern include the capability of the GE Plant to escape and potentially introduce the engineered genes into wild populations; the persistence of the gene after the GE Plant has been harvested; the susceptibility of non-target organisms (e.g. insects which are not pests) to the gene product; the stability of the gene; the reduction in the spectrum of other plants including loss of biodiversity; and increased use of chemicals in agriculture.