World Food Prize http://iowapublicradio.org en News Buzz: A Reopening, a Food Prize, a Homecoming, and a Pig http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-reopening-food-prize-homecoming-and-pig <p>The partial government shutdown the country just came out of is often compared to the face-off nearly 20 years ago between President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich. This News Buzz edition of River to River lo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">oks at the aftermath of the latest clash, compares it to what happened in the 90’s, and examines how Iowa and national politics have changed since then. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:54:14 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 30785 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: A Reopening, a Food Prize, a Homecoming, and a Pig 2013 World Food Prize Laureates Stir up GMO Controversy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2013-world-food-prize-laureates-stir-gmo-controversy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The World Food Prize is commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize of Agriculture. This year it went to three biotechnology pioneers and infuriated environmental groups. The award winners were honored Thursday in Des Moines. Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters reports.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:45:00 +0000 Clay Masters 30750 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2013 World Food Prize Laureates Stir up GMO Controversy 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 World Food Prize and Capitalism on Trial http://iowapublicradio.org/post/world-food-prize-and-capitalism-trial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Capitalism – Does it work for you? That’s the question on a 20-ft-long sign with flashing lights that’s come to Cedar Rapids. Viewers vote by pressing true or false.&nbsp; Steve Lambert, the artist behind the project Steve Lambert explains his inspiration and&nbsp; share some of the responses he gathered.</span></p><p>Also, we’ll talk about the three biotechnology scientists awarded the 2013 World Food Prize.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:20:02 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Katherine Perkins & Ben Stanton 22840 at http://iowapublicradio.org World Food Prize and Capitalism on Trial World Food Prize Laureate Daniel Hillel & AARP Foundation, Jo Ann Jenkins http://iowapublicradio.org/post/world-food-prize-laureate-daniel-hillel-aarp-foundation-jo-ann-jenkins <p>On today's River to River the 2012 <a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/" target="_blank">World Food Prize</a> laureate, <a href="http://news.iowapublicradio.org/term/daniel-hillel" target="_blank">Daniel Hillel</a>, talks about his role bringing advanced irrigation techniques to crops in arid and dry regions in the Middle East. Hillel has impacted farming lands in more than 30 countries with his technique of “micro-irrigation” that keeps the soil continuously moist without overusing the water supply.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:23:23 +0000 Ben Kieffer 9444 at http://iowapublicradio.org World Food Prize Laureate Daniel Hillel & AARP Foundation, Jo Ann Jenkins 2012 World Food Prize Laureate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2012-world-food-prize-laureate <p>The 2012 World Food Prize Laureate is Daniel Hillel. Hillel is a pioneer in water irrigation systems, and his work transformed farming in dry desert areas in the Middle East through a trickle irrigation method. We&rsquo;ll talk with Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize Foundation, to find out more about Hillel and the award that is increasingly called, the &ldquo;Nobel Prize of Food.&rdquo;&nbsp; And, we&rsquo;ll listen back to past interviews with the 2009 and 2010 Laureates.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:44:16 +0000 Katherine Perkins 3052 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2012 World Food Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug, 1914 to 2009 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/norman-borlaug-1914-2009 <p>He is one of Iowa’s most famous native sons. Norman Borlaug is credited with averting widespread famine by introducing revolutionary agricultural techniques to farmers around the world. He was a distinguished professor at Texas A&amp;M when he died&nbsp;at the age of 95. Historic audio comes from You Tube, Texas A&amp;M and Iowa Public Radio News.</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Oct 2009 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1814 at http://iowapublicradio.org Norman Borlaug, 1914 to 2009