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Laureates Stress Biotechnology
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Oct 17, 2013 06:48 AM CDT

DES MOINES (DTN) -- The three scientists named laureates at the World Food Prize are being honored this week for their work developing genetically engineered crops. The scientists spent most of Wednesday defending the technology.

The World Food Prize, which touts itself as the Nobel Prize of agriculture, is honoring work in biotechnology with a three-person award this year to Robb Fraley, executive vice president for Monsanto Co., Marc Van Montagu from Belgium, chairman of the Institute for Plant Biotechnology Outreach, and Mary-Dell Chilton, a plant biotechnology researcher who is a founder and now distinguished fellow at Syngenta Biotechnology Inc.

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