If you look at a piece of corn from a thousand years ago, it looks totally different.
Corn was sort of genetically modified over the centuries.
In each given piece of corn, you have plenty of the seeds.
Depending on which pieces they chose when they (the ancient proto-farmers) picked it, and carried it back, different seeds fell off.
Dudes would go out to get some corn, and they would naturally pick the biggest ones.
Then as they walked back, the seeds from those biggest ones would drop off.
The net result was that after a thousand years or so, they corn became bigger and bigger.
They were unconsciously (collectively) re-planting only the corn with the biggest seeds.
Now, do we say that the corn 1000 years later is “genetically engineered?”
It happened unconsciously, but it’s the same process they use when they “selectively breed” racehorses and show dogs.
Of course, when the proto-farmers did it, they didn’t know what they were doing.
The corn, and all other plants with flowers and seeds, takes whatever it can get.
Flowers don’t really care that bees are getting free nectar.
And the bees don’t really care that they are cross pollinating the flowers.
It just works out that way.
But with modern science, we can understand how those work.
Using bees to commercially pollinate huge farms is a big business.
So is using science to make better food.
Of course, they can go too far.
Using sketching techniques at the molecular love to “genetically modify” the food.
But the fact remains, there are plenty of things which happen naturally and organically, but can be understood scientifically.
You can go hiking in the wilderness and find some beautiful flowers.
They grow naturally and organically.
But you can come back, find those same flowers, and plant them in your own garden.
With scientific precision and accuracy.
The net result is the same.
Even though the flowers you “created” were done so with precision and forethought, the net result is just as beautiful.
Just as emotionally pleasing.
Many things are like this.
They can happen organically, or they can be scientifically engineered with forethought and precision.