World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, Des Moines

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The World Food Prize was conceived by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1986, The World Food Prize has honored outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions to improving the quality, quantity or availability of food throughout the world. Laureates have been recognized from Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Cuba, Denmark, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Israel, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United Nations and the United States. In 1990, Des Moines businessman and philanthropist John Ruan assumed sponsorship of The Prize and established The World Food Prize Foundation, located in Des Moines, Iowa. The World Food Prize also annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium to bring the world's foremost experts together to discuss cutting-edge issues in food security, and multiple youth education programs to inspire the next generation to study and work in fields related to global agriculture.
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  • If you are near or in Des Moines, don't miss this wonderful place. It's a combination of museum, active educational center, community, state and national gathering place to honor the World Food...  more »
  • These guys are focused on feeding the world! The agricultural processes that we rely on here in Iowa are not sustainable for keeping the world fed. These guys are way out there on determining how...  more »
  • Highly recommend for special events. Attended a wedding here and it was a great venue. Weather was perfect which helped as we spent the time after the wedding in the gardens as we waited for the wedding party to finish pictures. Plenty of room for the banquet and dance.
  • Such an amazing place to visit. So much history. The tour guides were so knowledgeable. The history of the mural in the basement is fascinating.

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