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World food leaders gather for prize

Jeff Caldwell 10/15/2013 @ 1:50pm Multimedia Editor for Agriculture.com and Successful Farming magazine.

The epicenter of the global community surrounding the production, distribution and management of food around the world is over central Iowa this week with the gathering of more than 1,000 stakeholders from every continent for discussions about feeding the world of the future. The week culminates in the presentation of the 2013 World Food Prize, this year to 3 pioneers in crop genetics research. The 2013 World Food Prize marks the 100th birthday of Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution and man credited with saving more than 1 billion lives.


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Agriculture.com will have coverage of the events throughout the week. Stay tuned here for the latest updates! Want to tune in live during the event? The World Food Prize is offering a live video feed of many of the event's sessions.


Researchers named
2013 WFP Laureates

This year marks the 100th birthday of Norman Borlaug. So, it's fitting that the 2013 World Food Prize Laureates represent a cross-section of the kind of modern genetic research that continues toward the eradication of hunger around the world.

 

Winning the debate,
losing the audience

This week may be remembered as the Great GMO Debate at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. Three pioneers in genetic engineering of plants share the prize as the 2013 laureates -- Marc Van Montagu, Mary-Dell Chilton and Robert Fraley.




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