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World Food Prize Receives Mention in Popular CBS Drama

11/19/2015

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World Food Prize Receives Mention in Popular CBS Drama

                            CBS television drama Madam Secretary made mention of the World Food Prize in its latest episode.                                                                                                             

(Des Moines, Iowa) November 19, 2015 – While the World Food Prize has been internationally renowned for decades in the fields of agriculture and nutrition, its recognition has grown to reach a wider audience in popular culture as seen in the latest episode of Madam Secretary on CBS. The popular television drama made mention of the World Food Prize when the show’s star, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (played by Téa Leoni), informed her speechwriter, Matthew (Matt) Mahoney (played by Geoffrey Arend), that he would be composing her speech for the World Food Prize luncheon.

The reference was made in the episode “You Say You Want a Revolution,” which aired this past Sunday, November 15. The show is in its second season and airs on CBS on Sunday nights at 7pm central time. The World Food Prize episode can be viewed online at this link: http://www.cbs.com/shows/madam-secretary/video/.

ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE:  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 Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the World Food Prize has honored outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. Thirty-nine laureates have been recognized from Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Israel, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United Nations and the United States. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge hunger and food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.

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