By Lebo Moore 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 for the action-oriented projects that
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. Robb Fraley is shown here with Natalie DiNicola, vice president of sustainability and signature partnerships at Monsanto. How has Monsanto evolved since you’ve
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 at the World Food Prize on Wednesday. “If a pollinator
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 to a central issue: are people science literate? “If our
By Anna Maikova DES MOINES, Iowa — Although organic farmers often oppose using fertilizers, the majority of farmers depend on them, according to experts at the “Soil Health and Fertilizer Gap” session Thursday at the World Food Prize conference. Pedro Sanchez, the 2002 World Food Prize winner and director of
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 I believe in the youth of the world,” Koroma said.