Monthly Archives: October 2014

Who’s who at the World Food Prize

DES MOINES, Iowa – A multitude of agriculture enthusiasts from around the world gathered at the World Food Prize (WFP) to share their contributions to global food security. Nora Tobin, executive director of Self Help International was quick to show her passion … Continue reading

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One-on-one with Robb Fraley

DES MOINES, Iowa — Robb Fraley, 2013 World Food Prize laureate and chief technology officer of Monsanto sat down with Mizzou student journalists for a Q&A Friday. How has Monsanto evolved since you’ve been with the company? Historically, almost all of … Continue reading

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Digging into the soil renaissance

By Lebo Moore DES MOINES, Iowa­­­ – It can take hundreds of years to create just one inch of topsoil. And yet, due to development and erosion we have allowed half of the topsoil on the planet be lost in the last 150 … Continue reading

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A multi-crowned approach necessary to save pollinators

By Ann Millington DES MOINES, Iowa – Many variables contribute to pollinator loss and each must be adjusted to save them. Varroa mites, pesticides, large expanses of monocultures, and diet all were mentioned as issues during a panel on bees … Continue reading

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Science education key to public technological understanding

By Breanne Brammer DES MOINES, Iowa — Science education is key to societal understanding and acceptance of technology according Michelle Gowdy, director of community and academic relations for DuPont Pioneer. Gowdy said many of the conversations with GMOs come back … Continue reading

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Profile of a protester: a hidden voice at the World Food Prize

By Breanne Brammer DES MOINES, Iowa — Maggie Rowland used to believe in the World Food Prize. Then, last year Robert Fraley, Monsanto Co.’s chief technology officer, was awarded the prize. That was the final straw for Rowland. “The World … Continue reading

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President of Sierra Leone gives keynote address from abroad

By Jessica Vaughn DES MOINES, Iowa — President Ernest Bai Koroma of Ebola-embattled Sierra Leone expressed faith in his country’s youth during his keynote speech at the World Food Prize Thursday. “I believe in the youth of my country and … Continue reading

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