NOBULL: RE: Monsanto to be awarded ‘Nobel Prize of agriculture’ — Food Sovereignty Prize definitely not goi ng to Monsanto
Hello, Mike. Another response to Monsanto and Syngenta receiving the 2013 World Food Prize is the Fifth Annual Food Sovereignty Prize, to be presented in NYC on October 15. In 2009 a group of North American organizations presented the first Food Sovereignty Prize to La Via Campesina at the Community Food Security Coalition conference in Des Moines, held the same week as World Food Prize events. The Food Sovereignty Prize honors movements and organizations helping communities promote and defend their food sovereignty – the democratic control over their food supply and fair compensation, dignity and respect for those providing this food.
This year’s Food Sovereignty Prize will be presented to the G4+Dessalines Brigade, Haitian/South American organizations that, among other achievements, denied the gift of Monsanto’s GE corn after the massive 2010 earthquake. The three honorable mentions will be presented to Tamil Nadu Women’s Collective (India), National Organizations of Peasant Organizations (Mali), and EHNE-Bizkaia (the Basque Country).
To register for the free October 15 event and to learn more, visit: http://foodsovereigntyprize.org/.
NFFC (member, U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance, host of the 2013 Food Sovereignty Prize)
Lisa Griffith, Outreach Coordinator
National Family Farm Coalition
lisa | 773.319.5838
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