Marc Van Montagu, ‘father’ of the first transgenic plant: “GMO technology is like breathing”


Vida Rural

Published 17 October 2013

Thirty years after having created the first transgenic plant, molecular biologist Marc Van Montagu was one of the winners of the World Food Prize 2013. Although he would have expected further developments of the GMO technology, he believes something is now starting to change. Interviewed in his institute in Gent, Belgium, he ensures that this technology is harmless and can be a future solution for food and feed production. An interview by Sofia Frazoa (journalist)

The full article is available in Portuguese here.

Read the English version of the interview, here.

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