The World Food Prize has been awarded to a nutrition expert her innovative work fish. Dr Shakuntala Thilsted, 71, received the coveted prize pioneering new methods raising fish that are rich nutrients. She also successfully campaigned to incorporate fish the diets of people in developing countries. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken commended Dr Thilsted her work. He said she "figured how these nutrient-rich small fish can be raised locally and inexpensively". He added that, "millions low-income families...are eating small fish regularly, dried and fresh, in everything from chutneys to porridge". He said: "The key nutrients in the fish will protect children a lifetime."
The World Food Prize was created a Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1986. He wanted to recognise scientists who improved the quality and availability food. The recipient of the award receives a $250,000 prize. Dr Thilsted grew on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. She fully appreciated the nutritional value fish in improving our health. She went to conduct research on malnutrition and fish diets Bangladesh in the 1980s. She said: "I was able to assess the nutritional composition small fish species and realized that they were extremely rich multiple vitamins and minerals." She hopes her award will inspire more women developing countries to continue her research.