There are over 6.3 billion human beings in the world, and the number is growing by an average of 90 million every year. Planet Earth affords us the very finest of its resources. In fact, that’s why we’re able to enjoy the healthiest and most abundant food we’ve ever had throughout history. However, for nearly three quarters of the world’s population, obtaining sufficient sustenance remains an arduous daily challenge – one that doesn’t always have a happy ending. Human intelligence now finds itself confronted by one of the most urgent challenges it has ever faced – the need to develop the means of assuring abundant food sources with adequate nutritional value for each and every one of the many species on earth.