Marc Van Montagu, Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (image) VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) Share Print E-Mail 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 Credit (c) VIB Usage Restrictions Please always mention (c) VIB when using this image. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.