Special Sub-Topic: The World Food Prize
|Who were the year 2000 laureates of the World Food Prize?|
Dr. Evangelina Villegas and Dr. Surinder Vasal. Dr. Vasal and Dr. Villegas worked together to come up with the first ever quality protein maize to help nourish the hungry. Dr. Villegas is the first woman ever to win the World Food Prize.
|Who became President of The World Food Prize on January 1st 2000?|
Kenneth M. Quinn. Kenneth M. Quinn served as President throughout the first decade of the twenty-first century.
|Who was the founder of The World Food Prize?|
Norman Borlaug. Norman Borlaug was the founder of The World Food Prize and he is also a former Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
|In what state are the headquarters of the World Food Prize?|
Iowa. The headquarters are in Kenneth Quinn's home state of Iowa.
|Who was sponsor of the World Food Prize from 1990 until his death in 2010?|
John Ruan. John Ruan died in February 2010 three days after his 96th birthday.
|Where was the annual World Food Prize Symposium held in the year 2000?|
Des Moines, IA. It took place in Iowa's capitol Des Moines, although there was a luncheon in New York to introduce the laureates to the UN Diplomatic Corps.
|How much money do the winners of The World Food Prize win for their efforts?|
$250,000. If there are more than one winner, they split the prize money.
|In what year did The World Food Prize first appear?|
1987. The foundation was started in 1987 with its first winner, Dr. Walter Plowright.
|What is the name given to the program put on by the World Food Prize for high school students?|
The Youth Institute. The Youth Institute is designed for high school students to present papers to the previous laureates about their travels to other hunger struggling countries.
|Who was the first woman to ever win The World Food Prize?|
Dr. Evangelina Villegas. If you were reading my comments above, you would have gotten this question right!
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