Nutrition expert wins award for nourishing millions worldwide with fish


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Nutrition expert Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted visiting a fish market recently. Her fish farming system has helped millions of people worldwide put nutritious food on their plates, earning her the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate award.

PETALING JAYA: It’s literally a fishy story, in the best way possible - imagine a fish farming system that has put nutritious food on the plates of millions, earning the inventor the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate award.

Along the way, nutrition expert Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a Danish citizen based in Penang, has also become the first woman of Asian heritage to be given the honour.

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