2 February

 

1939 – Mary-Dell Chilton was born. American gene scientist, was a researcher at Washington University, the founder and Distinguished Fellows of Syngenta Biotechnology where she still works today.

In June 2013 Montagu become World Food Prize laureate with Robert Fraley (Monsanto) and Mary-Dell Chilton (Syngenta), as stated by the US secretary of State: “for their role in modern plant biotechnology, creating the fundamenta for pesticide and disease resistant crops, as well as crops resistant to extreme weather conditions and the possibility of resolving world hunger by increasing yields and food availability.”

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