Source: CropLife International Plant Science Post – July 2016
In 2013 Dr. Marc Van Montagu won the World Food Prize for his breakthrough achievements in founding, developing, and applying modern agricultural biotechnology.
During the 1960s, along with his fellow researcher Jeff Schell, Dr. Van Montagu showed how a plant bacterium could be used as a tool to insert genes from another organism into plant cells. That made it possible to develop crops with favorable traits, such as those resistant to disease and insects. Click to see the video.