|Dr. Richard Mithen|
inventor of Beneforte broccoli
Dr. Mithen has been nominated as BBSRC Innovator of the Year in the category of Best Social Innovator category. This award is given to honor scientists who develop their "excellent bioscience research" into "outcomes that positively affect quality of life for everyone." Dr. Mithen's research was funded by the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre.
For more see:
"Beneforte broccoli finalist in national innovation competition," Institute of Food Research Press Release, 4 April 2012.