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2019 The Evolution and Future Needs of Food Chemistry in a Changing World
  John W. Finley, School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
2018 Pathogens And Pesticides—Research Topics In Food And Environmental Safety
  James N. Seiber, Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis
2017 New Opportunities for Sustainable Food Production from the Chemical Science of Agriculture
  John A. Pickett, Michael Elliott Distinguished Research Fellow, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, England
2016 How to Eat a Plant—Phytochemical Detoxification in Bees vs Butterflies
  May R. Berenbaum, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana -Champaign
2015 Insect Herbivore Pest Management With Chemical Ecology
  James H. Tumlinson, Ralph O. Mumma, Professor of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University
2014 Role of innovation in addressing the challenges facing global agriculture
  Robert T. Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
2013 Arriving at the Truth: Weight of Evidence for Assessing Risks of Agrochemicals
  Keith R Solomon, Professor Emeritus, Centre for Toxicology, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph
2012 Fifty Years of Smelling Sulfur: From Allium Chemistry to Olfactory Detection of Sulfur Compounds
  Eric Block, Carla Rizzo Delray Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University at Albany, State University of New York
2011 Applying Advances in Chemistry to Benefit Developing World Agriculture
  Deborah Delmer, Professor Emeritus, College of Biological Sciences, University of California at Davis, Davis, California
2010 Development of Cellulosic Biofuels
  Chris R. Somerville, Director, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California, Berkeley
2009 Biomanufacture of Nanoparticle Vaccines in Plants
  Charles J. Arntzen, Florence Ely Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair and The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
2008 A Nutritional Odyssey: From Famine to Feast, Can Science and Policy Solve the Dilemma?
  Fergus M. Clydesdale, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2007 Why Cellulosic Ethanol is Nearer than You Think: Creating the Biofuels Future
  Bruce E. Dale, Biomass Conversion Research Lab at Michigan State University
2006 Synthetic Prions, Mad Cow, and Scientific Heresy
  Stanley B. Prusiner, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco
2005 Grand Challenges and Opportunities in the Environmental Sciences: The Importance of Basic Research and Technology
  Donald L. Sparks, S. Hallock du Pont Endowed Chair and Chairman of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, the University of Delaware
2004 Moving Food Safety Concepts into the 21st Century: Learning to Describe, Manage, and Even Enjoy Biological Variability
  Robert L. Buchanan, Director, Office of Science, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
2003 Tribute Honoring the Lifetime Achievements and Contributions of Kriton Hatzios
  Kriton K. Hatzios, Head, Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, and Associate Dean for Research, Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
2002 From Soybeans to Lectins: A Trail of Research Revisited
  Irvin E. Liener, Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry Department, University of Minnesota
2001 Structure, Function and Metabolism of Insect Steroids
  Malcolm J. Thompson, Insect Physiology Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service (retired)
2000 Lessons from Nature Point the Way to Environmentally Friendly Methods for Crop Protection
  William S. Bowers, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona
1999 Integration of Biotechnology into Agricultural Chemistry
  Bruce D. Hammock, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California at Davis
1998 Martin Beroza, Chief, Organic Chemicals Synthesis Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service
1997 Ernest Hodgson, Head, Department of Toxicology, North Carolina State University
1996 Hugh D. Sisler, Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Biology, University of Maryland
1995 Winslow R. Briggs, Director Emeritus, Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington
1994 Wendell L. Roelofs, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Insect Biochemistry, Cornell University
1993 Philip H. Abelson, Deputy Editor, Science, and Scientific Advisor to AAAS
1992 John E. Casida, Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology, University of California at Berkeley
1991 Peter S. Eagleson, Professor of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1990 Roy L. Whistler, Emeritus Professor of Purdue University
1989 Sanford A. Miller, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
1988 Bruce N. Ames, Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, University of California at Berkeley
1987 Mary-Dell Chilton, Director of Biotechnology Research for Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
1986 Ralph Hardy, President, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Sciences, Cornell University, and Deputy Chairman, BioTechnica International
1985 Alan Putnam, Professor, Department of Horticulture and Pesticide Research Center, Michigan State University
1984 Frederick Ausubel, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
1983 Melvin Calvin, Nobel Laureate and University Professor of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley
1982 Warren L. Butler, Professor of Biology and Past Chairman, Biology Department, University of California at San Diego
1981 Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel Laureate and Director of International Maize and Wheat Improvement