For the first time in its 27-year history, the prestigious World Food Prize for enhancing the...


For the first time in its 27-year history, the prestigious World Food Prize for enhancing the global food supply has gone to a creator of genetically modified crops, a top scientist at Monsanto (MON). The prize has some PR value for MON, potentially aiding the case for bio-engineered food and deflecting some criticism of one of the world's most controversial companies.

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  • 12803511
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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The World Food Prize Foundation on Wednesday took the bold step of awarding this year’s prize to three pioneers of plant biotechnology whose work brought the world genetically modified crops.

     

    The private nonprofit foundation is in part funded by biotechnology companies.

     

    I think I'll give myself a prize, too. If they can do it, so can I.
    20 Jun 2013, 01:31 AM Reply Like
  • funfundvierzig
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    One amusing note: Monsanto has been bitterly and repeatedly attacked and defamed by DuPont Management and their masked operatives over the years. DuPont is a large, if not the largest donor, to the very World Food Prize Foundation which recognised Monsanto's brilliant research scientist. ...funfun..
    20 Jun 2013, 08:13 AM Reply Like
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