Edward Fred Knipling, the former director and currently science adviser to the entomology research division in the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has received the 1995 Japan Prize for his contributions to "science and technology for agriculture, forestry and fishery which conserves the environment." He was presented with the award at a special ceremony held April 27 in Tokyo.

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY: Edward F. Knipling developed the sterile insect release method to control such pests as screwworm fly and melon fly.
The Japan Prizes were established by the Science and Technology Foundation of Japan in 1985. Two prizes, each consisting of a medal, a certificate of merit, and a cash award worth $510,000--in predetermined categories of science and technology--are awarded annually to individuals from any part of the world who have made significant achievements in their field, while advancing the cause of peace and prosperity....

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