2. Plant domestication: wheat (10,000 ybp in Middle East); corn (7,000 ybp in Northern Mexico); rice, tomato.
3. Problems with producing hybrid seed: time, expense, lack of male sterile strains, introduction of disease susceptability.
4. Genetic engineering of plants: insect, disease, and herbicide resistance; stress tolerance.
5. There are both positive and negative issues of plant genetic engineering.