Three Awarded Food Prize
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:17 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Three scientists whose work in the field of biotechnology laid the foundation for the genetically-engineered crops that now dominate American agriculture were awarded the World Food Prize Wednesday.

The award went to Marc Van Montagu, a Flemish plant scientist; Robert Fraley, Monsanto's chief technology officer; and Mary-Dell Chilton, a science fellow at Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.

The World Food Prize is an international award established by Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, to celebrate the achievements of people involved in increasing, improving, or protecting the world's food supply. The $250,000 award ...

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