June 13, 2005 Amb. Kenneth Quinn
At a ceremony at the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. hosted by USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn announces the name of Modadugu Gupta as the 2005 World Food Prize Laureate. Also participating were the Ambassador of India, World Food Prize Chairman John Ruan III and World Food Prize Council of Advisors member Peter McPherson. At the luncheon that Ambassador Quinn hosted after the announcement, discussions led to the announcement of the U.S.-India Knowledge Sharing Initiative that President Bush would announce during his trip to India.