The Council for Biotechnology Information and World Food Prize Foundation (WFP) are partnering to pilot a video program to capture stories from friends, families, students, academics, farmers and colleagues about plant biotechnology and its potential as one solution to help alleviate shortages of food, fuel, and water while maintaining environmentally sustainable agricultural production practices. Using video and social media sites, participants will record their stories about their vision of how we as individuals and a nation can help alleviate shortages of food, water, and fuel.
Two World Food Prize Foundation Interns — Liang (Justine) Cheng of West Des Moines, Iowa in Brazil and Tiffanie Stone of Arden Hills, Minnesota in China — will be piloting the CBI video program.
The interns will also be writing articles for the CBI Blog on their experience with agricultural biotechnology research overseas.
“An all-expense-paid, eight-week hands-on experience [that] provides exceptional high school students the opportunity to work with world renowned scientists and policymakers at leading research centers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.”
Read a recent Des Moines Register story on the work of past World Food Prize Foundation Interns.