My Big "Takeaway": In my opinion, any sort of research that can help people around the world should be embraced and emphasized more. Many companies like the Gates Foundation are pushing to see improvements in this field, it should be a global effort and can affect everyone. With climate change, famine, and hunger, there is as much of a need as ever to make improvements. In places like Africa, where millions of people do not get enough food, being able to double or triple output would feed so many people. Although I do not totally understand the science behind genetically engineering plants compared to cross breeding and other conventional breeding methods, I do understand the impact it could have if improvements are made in this field in both a short and long term way.