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Bob Dole and Marshall Matz: Private Sector Distribution System is Missing Link in Food Security

By Senator Bob Dole and Marshall Matz, as published in The Des Moines Register The World Food Prize Foundation, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is again focusing attention on food security by honoring Dr. Akin Adesina, the president of the African Develo… Read More
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Borlaug’s Dream is Within Reach in Africa

By Marshall Matz, as published in The Des Moines Register Norman Borlaug, the father of the World Food Prize and the winner of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize, had a dream. His dream was to extend the Green Revolution to Africa. His work introducing hi… Read More
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2015: The Year of Soils

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse The United Nations-Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. The year kicked off on December 5, 2014, with events in Rome, New York and Chile, all in a… Read More
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Climate Smart, Sustainable Agriculture

By Marshall L. Matz and Peter B. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse On September 29, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva issued a call for climate smart agriculture and a “… Read More
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Wheat: The Staff of Life

By Marshall L. Matz with Molly O’Connor, as published in Agri-Pulse When the subject of agriculture comes up, the focus usually starts with corn. It is the price of corn or the genetic modification of corn, ethanol (food vs. fuel), trade or… Read More
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The Vatican Enters a GMO “Palaver,” Supports Use of Biotechnology

By Marshall L. Matz with Peter Matz, as published by Agri-Pulse “Palaver” is a wonderful word used in Africa to mean a patient and thorough exploration of a major problem.  It is a process that brings together all stakeholders to respectfully… Read More
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