by Marion Nestle
Jun 20 2013
World Food Prize goes to Monsanto!
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.