As a professor of Population Genetics, I've been asked to comment on several of the genetics-related comments on the "MONARCHS ACROSS GEORGIA WEBSITE". While the statements are well-meaning, they are simply false, so no need to be concerned about these specific issues.
The main theme seems to revolve around the suggestion that commercial rearing can produce "genetic inferior" individuals in some sense, and if these cross with the general population that these "bad genotypes" will spread. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
If a deleterious gene is introduced into a population, it is very quickly removed. Hence, even if commercial rearing did result in the release of genetically inferior individuals (which does not appear to be the case), these are quickly removed with no harm to the population.
This is simple basic population genetics (migration/selection balance theory).
In particular, "commercial rearing can result in:
1. genetically inferior organisms
Nope. The concern here is inbreeding (I assume). However, if we cross an inbred individual to a wild out-bred one, the offspring are NOT inbred, and hence of no lower viability. This is a classic result from Pop Gen that out-crossing an inbred individual completely removes any inbreeding depression in their offspring.
2. reduction of genetic diversity
Nope, If anything, a very slight increase in diversity.
See (1) above
5. introduction of species and genetics not native to the area
An issue if non-local species are used, but not an issue of organism with very wide migration patterns (such as eastern monarch) are used, as these all mix in a single gene pool in Mexico each migration, effectively removing any genetic population structure.
6. hand pairing to rear successive generations of butterflies encourages inbreeding and genetically-inferior species."
See (1) above and general introductory comments.