Monsanto Executive Awarded World Food Prize

June 20, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock In announcement that is sure to rile non-GMO activists and organic food supporters, a Monsanto executive and two other biotechnology scientists were awarded the World Food Prize this week. The prize, which has been called the “Nobel Prize of food,” has been widely criticized for its cozy relationship with big agribusiness and biotech companies, many of which donate money to the World Food Prize Foundation—including Monsanto. This year’s award surely won’t do anything to temper those criticisms. This year’s award will be shared by Monsanto vice president Robert T. Fraley, and scientists Marc Van Montagu of Belgium and Mary-Dell Chilton. Read the rest of Monsanto Executive Awarded World Food Prize Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Agri-biotech , agribusiness , biotech , genetic engineering , GMO , industrial agriculture , Marc Van Montagu , Mary-Dell Chilton , Monsanto , norman borlaug , Robert T. Fraley , World Food Prize , World Food Prize Foundation        

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