Is there a broader meaning behind the WFP’s Nobel Prize?

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The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize highlights an agency working at the intersection of war and hunger.

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Two American and one British-born scientist won the 2020 Nobel Prize for work in identifying the Hepatitis C virus.

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