Go Forth and Do Likewise

Philip E. Nelson, professor emeritus of Purdue University and 2007 recipient of the World Food Prize.Philip E. Nelson, professor emeritus of Purdue University and 2007 recipient of the World Food Prize, presented Central College’s 2018 World Food Prize Lecture in October in Cox-Snow Music Center. His presentation, “A Career with Unexpected World Impact,” discussed how he revolutionized the food industry by developing innovative technologies for large-scale “aseptic” packaging, storage and transportation of fresh fruit juices and vegetables. His bulk, sterile processing reduced food spoilage losses and provided millions of people worldwide with access to fresh, nutritious food. After describing the unexpected arc of his career, he urged Central students to seek to make a difference in whatever they chose to do.

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