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World Food Prize goes to a Belgian for the first time: The scientist Marc Van Montagu
Date:6/19/2013

aracteristics. Those scientists are being recognized today with the award of the World Food Prize.

Van Montagu's work underpinned two Flemish biotech companies: Plant Genetic Systems (founded in 1982, now part of Bayer CropScience), known for early pioneering work on insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant crops), and CropDesign (founded by VIB in 1998, now part of BASF), which uses rice as a model crop in a search for genes that can increase the yields of crops such as corn, wheat and rice.


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Contact: Kris Van der Beken
kris.vanderbeken@vib.be
32-924-46611
VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)
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