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Market to Market host Mike Pearson talks to 2013 World Food Prize intern award winners

posted on October 18, 2013

Elizabeth Mueller of Waukee, Iowa, is the recipient of the 2013 Elaine Szymoniak Intern Award. She completed her internship at EARTH University in Guacimo, Costa Rica, where she explored the effectiveness of biodigesters to convert organic waste into a renewable source of energy and nutrient-rich fertilizers. She is a junior at the University of Iowa, majoring in microbiology and global health.

Rachel Ganson of Geneseo, Illinois, is the recipient of the 2013 John Chrystal Intern Award. She completed her internship at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Patancheru, India, where she studied female participation in village self-help groups as a way of enhancing the nutritional status of households. She is a freshman at the University of Notre Dame, majoring in global health and pre-medicine.

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