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News Summary: World Food Prize attracts protest

The Associated Press
Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 8:39 AM ET

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Members of Occupy Des Moines plan civil disobedience efforts to obstruct participants at World Food Prize headquarters.

ON THE MENU: An organizer expects about 30 people to turn out. They oppose what they see as corporate agriculture motivated more by profit than food safety or protection of natural resources.

WHERE'S THE BEEF? World Food Prize Foundation President Kenneth Quinn said he's puzzled that people would object to an organization founded by a man who won a Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to fight hunger. Norman Borlaug boosted agricultural production in what became known as the "Green Revolution."