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The 1999 World Food Prize, considered the “Nobel Prize for Food,” has been awarded to British-born veterinarian Dr. Walter Plowright for his development of a safe, economic vaccine to eliminate rinderpest, or cattle plague. This deadly virus has caused havoc since the 4th century, most recently decimating the economy of certain developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Plowright has devoted a distinguished career to researching such destructive animal diseases, both in Kenya …

Commemorative sculpture of the World Food Prize created by designer Saul Bass. The basic design, executed in pewter on a granite base, symbolizes  the world, its food, and the nourishment of its people

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