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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  • We didn't really know what the World Food Prize was, Very informative and a gorgeous building . Very helpful guides that really explained things well  more »
  • This is a short visit but well worth you time. There are some "heroes" in there that aren't well known. Go and learn. If you are in Des Moines you need to make time for this learning experience. It wo...  more »
  • Beautiful building and gardens.There was no tour available when we were there. Mainly walked the grounds and admired the beauty.  more »
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  • The former Des Moines Public Library has been restored and and now is home to the World Food Prize. It is beautiful architecturally and is a showcase for interesting displays representing the work to make the world's growing population more food secure.
  • Beautiful building with great history. Everyroom and everything has an interesting story behind it. I have been there multiple times and learn something new everytime!
  • Attended an anniversary reception for a very good friend. Catering was lovely.
  • Beautiful building and lots of information. The tour was a little rushed during some parts, but you were allowed to go explore on your own.
  • Amazing building. Incredible art and furnishings in an amazing federal style building.
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