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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  • An amazing story. Seeing the preservation and restoration of the building is easily worth a visit. This place is a "must". 
    An amazing story. Seeing the preservation and restoration of the building is easily worth a visit. This place is a "must".  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • The Hall of Laureates has it ALL--history, architecture, art, agriculture, energy efficiency technology, and most of all, celebration of Dr. Borlaug! I've learned so much from being a volunteer and had the opportunity to meet so many people I would not otherwise have met.
  • Excellent tour! Excellent guide! Highly recommend! Beautiful building with beautiful murals and pictures

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