Mary-Dell Chilton: 78-year-old ‘mother of genetic modification’ still innovating

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[Mary-Dell] Chilton…led a collaborative research study at Washington University in St. Louis, and although GMO tobacco was never commercialized, it was here to where she learned they could do it.

In 1983, she…developed the first GMO, or transgenic, cotton, corn, and other crops.

Fast-forward to today, the 78-year-old Chilton is considered “The Mother of Genetic Modification,” (AKA the Mother of Modern Ag), is a national academy of inventors fellow, winner of the 2013 World Food Prize…continues to serve as the principal scientist at Syngenta.

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