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October 24, 1924 |
|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 quality protein maize (QPM). She and her colleague, Surinder Vasal, shared the 2000 World Food Prize for this achievement.
- "2000: Vasal and Villegas - The World Food Prize - Improving the Quality, Quantity and Availability of Food in the World". www.worldfoodprize.org. Retrieved 2015-08-20.
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