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December 2013

Dec 18
December 18
Great Dane: Colleagues fete Per Pinstrup-Andersen

 World Food Prize Laureate To Retire

Dec 14
December 14
Bob Dole honored for work in helping to feed the poor

World Food Prize Laureate Bob Dole Honored with Hunger Fighting Award

Dec 3
December 3
Borlaug Dialogue Speaker Akin Adesina Wins Forbes Africa Person of Year Award

 Nigerian Minister of Agriculture praised as "a man on a mission to help Africa feed itself"


November 2013

Nov 23
November 23
Amb. Quinn's Remarks: Keynote at UN World Food Day Observance in New York

“The Single Greatest Challenge in Human History”


Nov 17
November 17
DM Register and Amb. Quinn - Iowans Remember JFK: 'The whole world stopped'

50 years after Kennedy assassination, memories remain fresh


October 2013

Oct 22
October 22
Wall Street Journal Column: The Irrational Fear of GM Food

 Billions of people have eaten genetically modified food over the past two decades. Not one problem has been found.

Oct 18
October 18
Gebisa Ejeta Appointed to UN Scientific Advisory Board

UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board to strengthen connection between science and policy

Oct 12
October 12
Iowa Hunger Advocate Named First Recipient of the Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award

 Lucille Morgan Wilson, organizer of the Des Moines Area Hunger Hike, will receive the award Tuesday at the Iowa Hunger Summit.

Oct 9
October 9
Three University Presidents: Another View - The Truth About GMOs

 Technology is a critical tool in feeding our world.

Oct 4
October 4
Quinn: Further Reflections: A papal visit with lessons for debate on biotechnology
John Paul II's call to fight famine requires use of time-tested practices, new advantages



September 2013

Sep 26
September 26
New Award Established on Gov. Ray's 85th Birthday to Honor Ray and Iowa Humanitarians

The creation of the “Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Award” was announced today and will be presented annually at the Iowa Hunger Summit, organized each October by The World Food Prize.

Sep 25
September 25
Media Registration Now Open: 2013 Borlaug Dialogue Highlights The Next Borlaug Century: Biotechnology, Sustainability and Climate Volatility
  • Headline speakers include Tony Blair, President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, and Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson of the Vatican
  • Panels will bring the world’s top experts together to delve into both sides of the biotech debate, and how our planet can confront climate volatility and grow food sustainably


Sep 5
September 5
Young Kenyan Woman Named Recipient of 2013 Borlaug Field Award for Scientific Biological Breakthroughs Combating Deadly Grain Mold

Dr. Charity Mutegi honored with 2013 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, which honors individuals under 40 who emulate the scientific innovation and dedication to food security demonstrated by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug.



August 2013

Aug 6
August 6
Celebrating Dr. M.S. Swaminathan on his 88th Birthday

 A letter to Dr. Swaminathan on his 88th birthday, from Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn, President of the World Food Prize Foundation


July 2013


June 2013

Jun 20
June 20
Highlights from the 2013 World Food Prize Announcement

At the U.S. State Department on June 19, Amb. Ken Quinn announced the winners of the 2013 World Food Prize and Secretary of State John Kerry delivered keynote remarks.


Jun 19
June 19
Three Biotechnology Scientists Awarded 2013 World Food Prize

The recipients named today independently developed the science of modern plant biotechnology, opening doors to improved agricultural crops that can feed the world more effectively and sustainably.

Jun 18
June 18
Media Advisory: 2013 World Food Prize Laureates to be announced June 19 at U.S. State Department

 Secretary of State John Kerry to Give Keynote Address



May 2013

May 22
May 22
What Would Norm Say?

April 2013

Apr 29
April 29
Iowa High School Students Explore Global Career Paths in Science at Second Annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute

The program seeks to inspire Iowa youth to go into critical fields to solve world problems.

Apr 25
April 25
Media Advisory: 300 Iowa High School Students, Teachers Explore Science Pathways at Iowa Youth Institute Monday

Engaging activities hosted across ISU’s campus and conversations with scientific experts and business leaders will showcase STEM pathways for students.

Apr 22
April 22
World Food Prize Announces 22 Students for Renowned International Internship

 Record number of high school students will go abroad this summer to gain firsthand experience at prestigious international research centers, working to alleviate global hunger.


March 2013

Mar 2
March 2
The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates Awarded Prestigious LEED Platinum Certification

Few 19th-century buildings on the National Register of Historic Places have ever earned this level of certification from the U.S. Green Building Council


February 2013

Feb 12
February 12
YP Spotlight: Keegan Kautzky, director of national education programs for the World Food Prize

He says meeting Norman Borlaug was the most important thing to ever happen to him. Now Kautzky looks to carry on Borlaug's legacy. 'I hope I've done him justice,' he says.

Feb 12
February 12
Quinn: A Governor, a Canal, John Deere and the First American Agricultural Revolution

 Huffington Post Column by Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn


January 2013

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