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Excerpt from Precious Seeds: Story of Hank Beachell, 1996 World Food Prize Laureate

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Published on Mar 23, 2009

This clip tells of the remarkable achievements of Dr. Henry M. "Hank" Beachell and his time at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI; http://irri.org ). He co-shared the World Food Prize in 1996 with Dr. Gurdev Khush, another IRRI rice breeder. See http://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/laur...

See this article on the occasion of his 100th birthday in 2006: http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2...

Dr. Beachell passed away at his home in Texas on 13 December 2006 at the age of 100.

This clip is placed here with permission. The full 27:38 video is available from AgCom International at http://www.agcomintl.com/video2.htm

Funding from the USDA-National Agricultural Library (NAL) supported this video project: http://desearch.nal.usda.gov/cgi-bin/...

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