World Food Prize goes to 3 whose work led to genetically modified crops

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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — The World Food Prize, an annual award in honor of Iowa-born Nobel winner Norman Borlaug, this year raised hackles around the world by citing three pioneers of plant biotechnology, whose work brought the world genetically modified crops — and protesters' complaints about “Frankenfood” and corporate might.

The World Food Prize Foundation, the private nonprofit group that makes the award, and which is partly funded by biotechnology companies, did not shy away from the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops.

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