Norman Borlaug was one of the most respected men of our time. He tripled wheat production and increased yeilds in other crops as well by breeding crops together. He is someone who is credited to have saved the most lives of anyone due to feeding people.
Borlaug is defending work in crop breeding in this peice and showing that to feed people for years to come we have to keep moving forward with our new breeding techniques. Borlaug believes that biotechnology is our future, but that right now there is a bad reputation especially with the name GMO.
Borlaug claims through here that genetic crops are going to happen anyways, and that we are just speeding up the process. I believe this to be true, yes there are some discrepencies with combining things like parts of animals with plants, but I do not see any harm that has resulted. I did get to meet Norman Borlaug once when he visited the University of Minnesota and I was very impressed with his knowledge and I respected him highly.