Evangelina Villegas

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Evangelina Villegas
Born (1924-10-24) October 24, 1924 (age 89)
Mexico City
Nationality Mexican
Fields Cereal chemistry
Institutions National Institute of Nutrition, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).
Alma mater National Polytechnic Institute, Kansas State University and North Dakota State University.
Known for Quality Protein Maize
Notable awards 2000 World Food Prize

Evangelina Villegas (born 24 October 1924) is a Mexican cereal biochemist whose work with maize led to the development of high-quality protein maize (QPM). She and her colleague, Dr. Surinder Vasal, shared the 2000 World Food Prize for this achievement.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Millenium World Food Prize Laureates". The World Food Prize. Retrieved 2009-03-09. [dead link]