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NASA climate scientist wins World Food Prize

  • Category
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    17th May, 2022

Context

Cynthia Rosenzweig, a NASA climate scientist, has been named the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate for her work on the impact climate change has on food production worldwide.

About

About the World Food Prize:

  • The World Food Prize was created in 1986 by Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug.
  • It is a prestigious international award conceived as the “Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture”
  • Mission: to elevate innovations and inspire action to sustainably increase the quality, quantity and availability of food for all.
  • The World Food Prize is the foremost international honor recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
  • In addition to the cash award of USD 2,50,000, the laureate receives a sculpture designed by the noted artist and designer, Saul Bass.
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