Norman Borlaug hybridized and rehybridized wheat such that the amber waves of grain no longer waved, that because wheat was no longer 4 feet tall, just 18-24 inches. Crop yields per acre were markedly increased, and that was a national-government goal. Remember "The Population Bomb"? We were all to starve worldwide by 1980. Borlaug won a Nobel Prize.
Google "wheat belly" if you want to learn more than you ever wanted about the effect of the hybridized wheat and corn, and other grains, on your digestion, snack addiction, diabetes, arthritis, glycemic index and much more, Today's wheat, barley, oats, corn syrup (especially high fructose) are all seriously-detrimental to your health.