Dr. Borlaug Statue Unveiling on Ag Day

Leah GuffeyAg Day, Audio, Government, World Food

National Agriculture Day celebrations in Washington DC this year just happen to fall on March 25, the centennial anniversary date of the Father of the Green Revolution. As a fitting tribute, the State of Iowa will install a bronze statue of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug in the U.S. Capitol on that very day. “The unveiling with be a historic event … Read More

World Food Prize: Bigger & Better Than Ever

Leah GuffeyAudio, GMO, International, World Food

World Food Prize Foundation president Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn says this year’s event was bigger and better than ever. “We had more people registered this year for the symposium,” he said. “After we got beyond 1200 I almost stopped counting because I wasn’t sure where we were going to put folks!” In addition, there were 350 students and teachers at … Read More

Fascinating TATT Global Roundtable Discussion

Leah GuffeyAudio, GMO, International, World Food

It was a fascinating experience for me to spend three days watching and listening to the 16 Truth About Trade and Technologies (TATT) Global Farmer Roundtable farmers as they shared with each other and became friends. They were from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ghana, India, Kenya, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Ukraine, Uruguay, Zimbabwe and the US – yet they were … Read More

World Food Prize Laureates

Leah GuffeyAudio, Events, GMO, Industry News, International, Monsanto, Syngenta, World Food

Three biotechnology scientists were honored at the World Food Prize in a ceremony in Des Moines last week, but before that, they met the press and answered some tough questions about the technology they have dedicated their lives to developing. The 2013 World Food Prize Laureates are Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Dr. Robert Fraley, Marc Van Montagu of the Institute … Read More

Kleckner Fellow Awarded Ahead of World Food Prize

Leah GuffeyAudio, GMO, International, World Food

A highlight of the Truth About Trade and Technology (TATT) Global Farmer Roundtable last week was the presentation of the first Kleckner Trade and Technology Advancement Award Fellow to V. Ravichandran, better known to friends as Ravi. He is pictured here with TATT CEO Mary Boote and chairman Bill Horan. Ravi grows rice, sugarcane, cotton and pulses on about 60 … Read More