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:


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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Monsanto to be awarded ‘Nobel Prize of agriculture’

by MikeCallicrate


In an obscene development, a Monsanto executive is winning this year’s ‘Nobel Prize of agriculture’ — the prestigious World Food Prize — for creating GMOs. Receiving it legitimizes the sort of rampant genetic modification Monsanto pioneered, and helps validate a ruthless business model that impoverishes farmers and monopolizes our food. If that wasn’t baffling enough, the founder of Syngenta, the same biotech giant joining Bayer in suing Europe to keep selling bee-killing pesticides, will also win the prize. The ceremony is in less than two weeks, so we need to act now.

Please join me in tell the World Food Prize Foundation not to reward Monsanto and bee-killer Syngenta’s outrageous practices.

Thank you.

MikeCallicrate | October 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm | URL:

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