A highly supportive editorial for conventional agriculture in the U.S. including support for biotechnology was written by Steve Forbes, the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media and a former Republican primary candidate for president.

Forbes contends that American agriculture/agribusiness, as it operates today and needs to operate in the future, is “under assault in a way that will harm the ability of the world to feed itself.”

Forbes writes about the nation’s infrastructure for transporting ag products, ag exporting, biotechnology and labeling of bio-engineered foods. He contends that science-driven agriculture needs more applause, rather than criticism.

The editorial can be found as it appears on Chron.com, a Hearst newspaper communications site of the Houston Chronicle, by clicking here.