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National Geographic Exhibit Features Global Photography, Food Infographics at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates

11/07/2014

The public is invited to explore this unique display during free public tours and visiting hours.

 

 

 

Des Moines, Iowa (Nov. 7, 2014) – National Geographic has created a special exhibit featuring photography, infographics and more from its “The Future of Food” coverage this year, which is now on display at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in Des Moines, Iowa. 

In October, National Geographic displayed the exhibit at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue, which is considered “the premier conference in the world on global food security.” On Oct. 14, Dennis Dimick, Environment Editor, spoke at the World Food Prize’s Iowa Hunger Summit, and announced that The National Geographic Society will embark on a multiyear commitment to exploring issues relating to food security and how we create sustainable food systems. The initiative grows out of an eight-month National Geographic magazine series looking at how to feed a growing world population. People can explore all of the coverage at natgeofood.com

The exhibit will be on display during regular public tour and visiting hours, which are Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sundays, Noon to 3 p.m., and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 100 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa. Visiting the Hall of Laureates and the exhibit is free of charge.

Related material: National Geographic has produced a short video on the web and social media that outlines the challenges of feeding the world, called “Food by the Numbers.” They also published a free iPad app that collects all the currently published stories from the magazine’s food coverage, which is available atnatgeofoodapp.com

The National Geographic Society has produced a six-hour television series, “EAT: The Story of Food,” which will premiere over three nights, Nov. 21-23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, on the National Geographic Channel, to be followed by the DVD release on Dec. 16.

More details are available at www.worldfoodprize.org/visit.

Photos from the exhibit are available to media by emailing Beth Foster at befoster@ngs.org

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. The World Food Prize annually hosts its Laureate Award Ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol, the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium, and several youth education programs including the Global Youth Institute and Borlaug-Ruan International Internship to inspire the next generation to explore careers in agriculture and fighting hunger. The World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates is a world-class museum, educational center and event venue located in the historic Des Moines Public Library building on the Des Moines riverfront, and aims to inspire all visitors to explore global issues and join in the fight to end hunger.

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