World Food Prize event in Des Moines sparks anger


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The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

When the foundation awarded three individuals involved with biotechnology, many environmental groups,  and others who oppose large scale farming, were immediately upset.

The award winners were Mary-Dell Chilton, founder and researcher at Syngenta Biotechnology, Robert Fraley, chief technology officer at Monsanto, and third is Marc Van Montagu, founder and chairman of the Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach at Ghent University in Belgium.

To learn more, head over to the Washington Post.

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