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Researchers Earn World Food Prize for Combating Malnutrition

A team of researchers who developed heartier and more nutrient-rich strains of a sweet potato to help ward off diet-related illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa is this year’s recipient of the World Food Prize. The annual international award recognizes the achievements of those who improve the quantity, quality or availability of food around the world.   In a State Department ceremony, Tuesday, USAID (United States Agency for International Development) Administrator Gayle Smith and...

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