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Hall of Laureates to Honor Borlaug

October 23, 2009

The former Des Moines Public Library in Iowa, USA has been transferred to the World Food Prize Foundation and will be transformed into the Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates to honor the man's humanitarian legacy.

"The Hall of Laureates will ensure that the legacy and spirit of Dr. Norman Borlaug will continue to inspire Borlaug-like achievements in the fight against hunger well into the 22nd Century," said Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation.

According to the World Food Prize website, upon completion of the $29.8 million restored Hall of Laureates, the building will serve as: a museum to recognize great achievements in agriculture; a convocation center at which to hold the Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, known as the "Borlaug Dialogue;" a home for the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute; an educational facility featuring interactive displays on hunger and food security; and a conference center and community hall available to other groups and organizations for their meetings and events.

Visit http://www.worldfoodprize.org/press_room/2009/october/building-dedication.htm for additional information.