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    Monsanto’s Robert T. Fraley Named 2013 World Food Prize Laureate

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    ST. LOUIS, June 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ Corporate Social Responsibility/ Food & Farming – At the 2013 World Food Prize Announcement Ceremony held today at the U.S. State Department, Monsanto’s Chief Technology Officer, Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D., was named a 2013 World Food Prize Laureate. Fraley’s recognition is for the research he and his teams pioneered in plant biotechnology and its application to advanced breeding and crop improvement techniques in agriculture.

    Fraley will share the prestigious prize with Marc Van Montagu, Ph.D., and Mary-Dell Chilton, Ph.D.

    “During the last 60 years, the science of molecular genetics, also referred to as New Genetics, has opened up uncommon opportunities for shaping the future of agriculture, industry, medicine and environment protection,” said Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, renowned Indian scientist and Chairman of the World Food Prize Laureate Selection Committee. “It is t