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VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)

Marc Van Montagu, Flanders Institute for Biotechnology

Caption: "I hope that this recognition will pave the way for Europe to embrace the benefits of the GM technology. The global acceptance of transgenic plants is extremely important for developing countries. Nutritional and productivity traits should urgently be applied to orphan crops that are a major source of food and income to resource-poor farmers." Marc Van Montagu, laureate World Food Prize 2013 and founder of the Institute for Plant Biotechnology Outreach (IPBO) at VIB

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