ACSH advisor garners CAST communications award

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Prakash_headshot2_75F3CA7480726We at ACSH have long admired the efforts of Dr. Channapatna Prakash to demystify the science and facts around bioengineering and GMO agriculture. Now we are delighted to learn that Dr. Prakash has received the 2015 Borlaug CAST (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology) Communicator Award. Dr. Prakash is an honored professor at Tuskegee University in Alabama, where he helped establish the plant biotechnology research and training program.

In part, the award announcement reads: Many emphasize Prakash s ability to communicate to every kind of audience ¦ in every medium available. He uses social media (his Twitter handle is @agbioworld), radio/TV interviews, and other methods to emphasize the potential of agricultural technology. As a colleague said, He is one of the strongest and most consistent voices countering the spread of misinformation.

ACSH Senior Fellow in Nutrition, Dr. Ruth Kava, added this comment: We here at ACSH are especially proud of Dr. Prakash s honor, given that he has been a valued advisor for well over a decade, and even more relevant, the award is named for Dr. Norman Borlaug. Dr. Borlaug, Nobel Peace laureate for The Green Revolution in 1970, credited with saving perhaps a billion humans from starvation, was (until his passing at age 95 in 2009) an ACSH Trustee and was a co-founder of our organization. We are thus particularly thrilled to see Prakash receive a well-deserved honor in his name.