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Syngenta Scientist Mary-Dell Chilton Receives 2013 World Food Prize

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During a ceremony today, Syngenta Biotechnology founder and Distinguished Science Fellow Mary-Dell Chilton, Ph.D., received the 2013 World Food Prize along with two other distinguished scientists. The $250,000 World Food Prize is known as the "Nobel Prize for food and agriculture." It is the foremost international award recognizing an individual who has enhanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

Dr. Chilton was named a laureate in June at a ceremony at the U.S. State Department, where Secretary of State John Kerry was the keynote speaker.

"Being named a World Food Prize laureate is not only a personal honor for me, it is a recognition that biotechnology is making an extremely valuable contribution to agriculture," said Dr. Chilton in her acceptance remarks. "Also, this is further proof that women are being recognized for their contributions to science and innovation. I hope that school-age girls around the world will be encouraged by this to pursue science and know that their achievements can be important contributors to society."

Dr. Chilton's work has led to the development of a number of genetically-enhanced crops, which, by 2012, were grown on more than 420 million acres around the globe by more than 17 million farmers, over 90 percent of whom were small, resource-poor farmers in developing countries.

Michiel van Lookeren Campagne, head of Biotechnology for Syngenta, said, "We are proud of Dr. Chilton's achievements and remain inspired by her continued dedication to science and to science education both inside our laboratories and beyond. Her work in biotechnology has provided a founding element of the Syngenta integrated, solutions-based offers of seeds, crop protection and seed care that is helping farmers grow more from less to meet the needs of a growing world population." 

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