THE 2001 WORLD FOOD PRIZE was formally awarded to Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen during a ceremony held at the Des Moines Civic Center on October 18. The ceremony was part of the 2001 Borlaug Dialogue, themed "Risks to the World's Food Supply."
Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen was selected for his contribution to agricultural research and food policy which uplifted many around the world out of poverty and food insecurity. Read more on Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen's accomplishments here.
The occasion was marked by the world premiere of three artistic works: a painting by Douglas Eckheart entitled "The Borlaug Family Farm;" a musical work composed by Steve Heitzeg and performed by the Des Moines Symphony under the director of Maestro Joseph Giunta entitled "Symphony to the Prairie Farm;" and a poem written by Michael Carey in honor of Dr. Borlaug entitled "On the Relationship between Food and Peace."
Read more on Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen here.