For Turning ‘Mines to Vines,’ Roots of Peace Founder Wins World Food Prize


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(Associated Press) The Des Moines, Iowa-based foundation awarded its annual prize to Heidi Kühn, founder of Roots of Peace. Since founding her nonprofit in the basement of her San Rafael, California, home in 1997, Kühn’s organization has helped remove thousands of mines and assist farmers in more than a half-dozen countries. The group recently signed an initial agreement to begin work in Ukraine.

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Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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