21 Jun '11, 6pm

Food Prize Goes to Ex-Leaders of Ghana and Brazil

Food Prize Goes to Ex-Leaders of Ghana and Brazil

Surgeons save lives and firefighters save lives, but so do people who work toward greater food security. They don’t do anything as climactic as extracting tumors or plucking the unconscious from smoldering buildings, but they do tackle global hunger, a problem that affects one-seventh of the world’s population. Agence France-Presse John Kufuor Each year the World Food Prize recognizes the work of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The award was founded in 1986 by Norman Borlaug, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who transformed agriculture a half-century ago through his development of higher-yielding and heartier wheat varieties. In the past, the prize has chiefly been awarded to researchers who, like Dr. Borlaug, made scientific breakthroughs in plant and soil science, animal health or insect p...

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