Canadians Share Swedish Award

Published: Wednesday, 10/03/2007 12:00 am EDT

A Canadian couple is among the recipients of the Right Livelihood Awards, often called the alternative Nobel prizes. Percy and Louise Schmeiser of Saskatchewan are advocates against the generic engineering of crops, defending biodiversity and farmers' rights. Founded in 1980, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation is a Swedish charity that honours "those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today," according to a press release. The Schmeisers will share the over $300,000 (CDN) prize, which will be presented in Stockholm on Dec. 6, with recipients from Kenya, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

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