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If Secretary of State John Kerry’s G.M.O.-boosting speech announcing the World Food Prize at the State Department last week is any indication of his ability to parse complicated issues, he might be better off windsurfing. Because Kerry appears to have bought into the big ag-driven myth that only by relying on genetic engineering will we be able to feed the nine billion citizens of our planet by 2050. And he enthusiastically endorsed granting this mockery of a prize to three biotech engineers, including Robert Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Monsanto and a pioneer of genetic engineering in agriculture.
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- “Choice of Monsanto Betrays World Food Prize Purpose, Say Global Leaders,” Huffington Post
— Another critical assessment of the World Food Prize.
- “Monsanto Wins Headline Sweepstakes,” Collide-A-Scape (Discover Blogs)
— Blogger Keith Kloor calls out the media for their Monsanto-centric headlines.
- “And The Winner Of The World Food Prize Is … The Man From Monsanto,” NPR
— NPR takes the Monsanto angle in an otherwise relatively neutral report on the Prize.