Monsanto CTO, Inventor of GMOs, and World Food Prize Laureate, Robb Fraley, explores the global challenges our world faces and agriculture’s role in overcoming them. Every day farmers battle weeds, insects and disease to bring crops to harvest. Dr. Fraley is recognized as the father of agricultural biotechnology, and has been involved in research on agricultural biotechnology since the early 1980s. Throughout his career, Dr. Fraley has earned honors including: a World Food Prize Laureate (2013), the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton (1998), the National Academy of Sciences Award for the Industrial Application of Science for his work on crop improvement (2008), among other recognitions. Dr. Fraley’s educational background includes Fellowship from the University of California, San Francisco, a Ph.D in microbiology/biochemistry from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois.