I recently saw an episode of Modern Marvels about rice. In it, scientists genetically developed a hybrid that was flood resistant but also tasted good. Once they proved it lived up to their claims, they then had to spend additional time going through the old fashioned method of cross-breeding the 2 strains until they achieved the same results. Newsflash, cross-breeding is genetic engineering, just on a longer time-scale! Think of the millions of third world hunger victims who may have lived if this strain had gotten to market sooner.