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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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  • Before going we had no idea what to expect. After going, we feel this should be the number one attraction in Des Moines. The history of food and its importance to a hungry world is on full display. De...  more »
  • World Food Prize is a beautiful renovated building filled with art and sculptures. It is worth checking out if you have never been here. Come in the summertime to see the gardens on the West side of t...  more »
  • Beautiful classic historic building in a beautiful setting, with displays dedicated to pioneers and innovators in world food and crop development.  more »
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  • Attended a wedding there and was impressed by the attention to detail and beautiful artwork and architecture.
  • This place is a gem. From the gardens to the hall this building connects the future of food to the research and efforts of the past. A pilgrimage
  • What an honor it is be a part of the Hall of Laureates docent program! As a public health professional for over 45 years, I have experienced the universal need for nutritious and accessible food in our ever-expanding population. To play a part in promoting the mission of the World Food Prize allows me to contribute to what may be the single most important means of securing the health and security of every person on our precious planet.
  • Dr. Norman E. Borlaug is an amazing man. To think a small town Iowa farm boy could grow up to win the Nobel Prize and become a founder of the World Food Prize is such an inspiring accomplishment. Everyday I give a tour at the Hall of Laureates I feel so proud to spread the word about what he has done. If someday I make only a percentage of the impact he has made on the ag community, I will know I have accomplished something truly great.
  • A great place! Learn about Iowa's agriculture heritage.