Tagged: World Food Prize

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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...

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Petition against the Award of the World Food Prize

  10 October 2013 – The Internet site “Sum Of Us” is collecting signatures against the award of this year’s World Food Prize. Earlier in June the U.S. State Department announced this year’s World Food Prize laureates, geneticists Robert Fraley, Marc Van Montagu and Mary-Dell Chilton. The Prize aims to...

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19 June

  2013 – Management JSC Ledo, most important Croatian ice cream producer, has decided to suspend the purchase of milk and cooperation with dairy subcontractors. The Management points out that milk from Croatian farmers was not used for ice cream production from 2007. Data from the Croatian Competition Agency shows...

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The World Food Prize goes to biotechnology multinationals

  19 June 2013. The US State Department in Washington announced this year’s World Food Prize laureates: geneticists Robert Fraley, Marc Van Montagu and Mary-Dell Chilton who will share the sum of $250,000. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the keynote address stating the role of this three...

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10 November

  1933 – Marc Van Montagu was born. He is the founder and Chairman of the Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach at Ghent University in Belgium. It is also founder of two biotechnology companies: Plant Genetic Systems and Crop Design. In June 2013 Montagu become World Food Prize laureate with...