Israeli wins World Food Prize

Israeli professor Daniel Hillel has been awarded this year’s World Food Prize.

The World Food Prize Foundation, in the presence of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, announced Hillel as this year’s winner of the World Food Prize at a ceremony in Washington.

Established in 1987 by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Norman Borlaug, the $250,000 prize recognizes “individuals who have contributed landmark achievements in increasing the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.”

Hillel is receiving the prize for his groundbreaking work in micro-irrigation and his success in bridging cultural gaps to solve a global issue.

“Today we have a laureate from a region of the world never before recognized, and a new area of scientific achievement,” said World Food Prize Foundation president and former US ambassador Kenneth Quinn over a live Web-stream from a State Department press conference.

You can read more at JPost.

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