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Scientist Gets World Food Prize For Wheat Advances

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Sanjaya Rajaram is credited with developing 480 wheat varieties that have been released in 51 countries on six continents. Full Story

California Drought Intensifies

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:15 PM

California Drought Intensifies
As Europe becomes more receptive to genetically modified foods, the dialogue continues in the U.S. regarding regulatory oversight. Full Story

GMO Controversy Continues

posted on February 14, 2014 at 4:59 PM

GMO Controversy Continues
As Europe becomes more receptive to genetically modified foods, the dialogue continues in the U.S. regarding regulatory oversight. Full Story

Market to Market (October 18, 2013)

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Market to Market (October 18, 2013)
Full Program: An 11th hour deal ends the shutdown and keeps the U.S. from defaulting on the debt. Despite controversy surrounding GMOs, three biotech pioneers win the World Food Prize. Market analysis with Darin Newsom. Full Story

GMO Proponents Awarded World Food Prize

posted on October 18, 2013 at 5:32 PM

GMO Proponents Awarded World Food Prize
The United Nations estimates that there are 842 million undernourished people in the world today. While the number has declined slightly in recent years, more than 20,000 people die every day due to hunger. Full Story

World Food Prize Goes To 3 Biotech Scientists

posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:14 PM

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... Full Story

World Food Prize Celebrates Norman Borlaug's Birth

posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Borlaug is credited with boosting agricultural production in what has become known as the "Green Revolution." Full Story

Market to Market (October 19, 2012)

posted on October 19, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Market to Market (October 19, 2012)
Full Program: The battle over a controversial oil pipeline heats up, even where crude is king. Water from a smaller conduit transcends barriers in the Middle East, earning its developer the World Food Prize. Market analysis with Jamey Kohake. Full Story

Dr. Daniel Hillel - 2012 World Food Prize Laureate

posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Dr. Daniel Hillel - 2012 World Food Prize Laureate
Over the last 5 decades, the population of the world has doubled and experts predict it will double again by the turn of the century. It’s projected that in order to keep up with the growth, 100 percent more food will have to be produced in... Full Story

The Presidential Forum on Agriculture: The Farm Vote

posted on September 11, 2012 at 12:18 PM

The Presidential Forum on Agriculture: The Farm Vote
The 2012 Presidential Forum on Agriculture. The forum was hosted by The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and the Farm Foundation, NFP at The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in Des Moines, Iowa on September 12, 2012.... Full Story

Market to Market (October 14, 2011)

posted on October 14, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Market to Market (October 14, 2011)
Full Program: USDA increases its estimates on domestic grain ending stocks. Congress approves three long-awaited unilateral trade agreements. And the World Food Prize honors two leaders for alleviating poverty and hunger. Those stories and market analysis with... Full Story

Former Presidents win World Food Prize

posted on October 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Former Presidents win World Food Prize
According to the United Nations World Food Programme, there are 925 million undernourished people in the world today. Hunger and malnutrition pose the single-greatest risk to global health — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Full Story

Former Ghana and Brazil Presidents Awarded Food Prize

posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:06 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former presidents of Ghana and Brazil will receive the World Food Prize for their successful efforts to reduce by half the number of people in their countries who suffer from hunger and poverty, the prize's foundation... Full Story

Remembering the Father of the Green Revolution

posted on December 30, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Remembering the Father of the Green Revolution
1970 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Iowa native, Dr. Norman Borlaug died September 12, 2009. He is best known for his research in Mexico to develop high-yielding, disease-resistant wheat that would grow in hard to grow areas of the world. Full Story

Market to Market (November 27, 2009)

posted on November 25, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Market to Market (November 27, 2009)
Full Program: Harvest is winding down, but some farmers now face a shortage of propane. The Agriculture Department estimates 2009 farm income will decline precipitously. And the World Food Prize honors a champion in the global fight against hunger. Those... Full Story
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