We love awards. The Oscars. The Pulitzers. The Nobels. The World Food Prize.
What, you've never heard of the World Food Prize? Concocted by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug in 1986, the $250,000 prize recognizes an individual who has contributed to a field relating to the global food supply. Previous winners have bred hybrid rice varieties, developed and disseminated low-cost freshwater fish-farming techniques, and created a vaccine for the cattle plague rinderpest.
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