Extreme temperatures, floods, droughts and pest migrations are all examples of harsh environmental conditions exacerbated by climate change that are increasingly threatening crops worldwide. For too long the rhetoric on genetic engineering in agriculture has been polarized, and reasoning has been clouded by emotion instead of based on evidence. New technologies are redefining and revolutionizing genetic engineering in ways that couldn’t have been imagined even only 10 years ago. The vast majority of the scientific community agrees on the safety and potential of genetically engineered crops. To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy.” The same message applies to the established factions in this nation regarding the use of genetic engineering in agriculture.