1/22/15 BBC 'Safer GMOs' made by US scientists. GMOs that cannot spread in the wild. The GM bacteria would die if they escaped into nature. Genetically engineered micro-organisms are used in Europe, the US and China to produce drugs or fuels under contained industrial conditions. "But you can never remove all risk," "There is still the very small chance of some natural event enabling them to change so as to be able to survive in the wild."