A reader, Leah Pressman, left this Feedback message this morning:
She sends a link to the story in the New York Times.
The world food prize foundation awarded [this year's prize] to several scientists on the teams working for Monsanto who figured out how to make genetically modified crops.
I am stunned by this and eagerly await your comments. The Times eventually mentions (see continuation) that “the foundation that administers the prize has received[...]a 5 million dollar contribution from Monsanto” among other corporations.
The World Food Prize is about agricultural productivity and has always favored industrial methods. Monsanto produces by industrial methods.
As I keep saying, when it comes to food politics, you can’t make this stuff up.
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.