monsanto http://iowapublicradio.org en 2013 World Food Prize http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2013-world-food-prize <p>The <a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/" target="_blank">2013 World Food Prize</a> is honoring <a href="http://indbiotech.net/aboutus/mvm.php" target="_blank">Marc Van Montagu</a>, <a href="http://www.syngenta.com/global/corporate/en/news-center/news-releases/Pages/130620.aspx" target="_blank">Mary-Dell Chilton</a><em>, </em>and <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/pages/robert-fraley-bio.aspx" target="_blank">Robert T. Fraley</a><em>, </em>three scientists whose individual discoveries led to the creation of genetically modified crops.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:40:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 30564 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2013 World Food Prize Calm before the Corn http://iowapublicradio.org/post/calm-corn <p>Corn has been good to farmers. Helping fuel a boom in the ag sector. And as this year&rsquo;s record corn forecast indicates, Midwestern farmers can&rsquo;t seem to plant enough of the grain. Even with concerns growing about the effectiveness of today&rsquo;s high-tech genetically engineered seeds, farmers aren&rsquo;t backing down.</p><p>The land is dry and the wind blows hard in Sac County, Iowa.&nbsp; For Darwin Bettin&nbsp;it&rsquo;s a good day to be inside selling insurance. He also farms 500 acres of corn and soybeans in western Iowa.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Clay Masters 2297 at http://iowapublicradio.org Calm before the Corn