Working in agriculture, Monsanto has been at the center of some of the most significant and hottest debates in society. In 6 out of the last 10 years, grain consumption has exceeded grain production. We have seen energy costs quadruple, and concern over global warming has escalated greatly, with the last 10 years representing the warmest on modern record. These issues are central to agriculture, and we all face the question of how to overcome these obstacles and continue to provide the food supply the world needs. We believe that innovation will be key and that we have a role to play in helping to meet these challenges.