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Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Calls for Continued Agriculture Innovation at Borlaug Centennial Celebration

World Food Prize Laureate Robb Fraley Outlines Population Growth and Climate Change Challenges, Highlights Potential of Emerging Technologies to Safely Boost Food Production
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CUIDAD OBREGON, MEXICO, Mar. 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution, is widely credited with advancing agriculture to save 1 billion lives. While celebrating Borlaug’s legacy this week, Monsanto Chief Technology Officer and 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Robb Fraley outlined the need for continued innovation to feed a population that is expected to grow by more than 2 billion people by 2050.

Celebrating Norman Borlaug's Legacy on his 100th Birthday

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Today is the centennial of the birth of Dr. Norman Borlaug, who became the father of the Green Revolution and later, the founder of the World Food Prize.

World Food Prize Laureate Robert Fraley: Innovation and Communication Needed to Safely Feed a Growing Population

Monsanto Confirms Commitment to Broader Dialogue on the Role of Innovation in Reducing World Hunger, Protecting the Environment
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DES MOINES, Iowa, October 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Chief Technology Officer and World Food Prize laureate Dr. Robert Fraley confirmed Monsanto’s commitment to broader open dialogue to address questions around innovations in agriculture, including biotechnology.

“Innovation is key to feeding a rapidly growing global population while also protecting the environment,” Fraley said. “But better dialogue is needed to build understanding and consensus in addressing some of humanity’s biggest challenges.”   

World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Robert Fraley to Donate Award to Support Advancement of Women in Plant Science

World Food Prize Award to Be Matched by Monsanto and Fraley to Establish Fraley-Borlaug Scholars in Plant Science Scholarship at University of Illinois
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DES MOINES, Iowa, October 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- World Food Prize 2013 laureate Dr. Robert T.

The Most Important Conversation We're Not Having: The Role of Innovation in Feeding the Planet

By Dr. Robert Fraley, Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto Company
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The pace of innovation has accelerated over the past 30 years — virtually every aspect of how we work, play and live has dramatically changed with new advances.  And I think we would all agree that at least most of these advances have changed our lives for the better.

Monsanto’s Robert T. Fraley Named 2013 World Food Prize Laureate

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ST. LOUIS, June 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – At the 2013 World Food Prize Announcement Ceremony held today at the U.S. State Department, Monsanto’s Chief Technology Officer, Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D., was named a 2013 World Food Prize Laureate. Fraley’s recognition is for the research he and his teams pioneered in plant biotechnology and its application to advanced breeding and crop improvement techniques in agriculture.

Fraley will share the prestigious prize with Marc Van Montagu, Ph.D., and Mary-Dell Chilton, Ph.D.

General Mills CEO Says Company is “Hungry to Help” Food Producers in Africa

Ken Powell Addresses Food Insecurity World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue; Announces Renewed Public-Private Partnership with USAID
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MINNEAPOLIS, October 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ – At the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa, today, General Mills CEO Ken Powell addressed attendees on the company’s efforts to fight hunger in Africa through collaboration and employee volunteerism. He shared the company’s experience launching the nonprofit Partners in Food Solutions (PFS), and discussed General Mills’ distinct ability as a food company to help alleviate hunger by leveraging the skills of the many General Mills employee volunteers who are eager to give back.

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