Norman Borlaug's Green Revolution

It is arguable that Norman Borlaug saved over a billion people. He is one of just a handful of people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal. He was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor.

Borlaug was born in Iowa on March 25, 1914. The child of a farmer, he received a Ph.D. in plant pathology and genetics in 1942 from the University of Minnesota and...


is Associate Professor of Physics at Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina, and a contributing writer for The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, the publisher of his book, Resisting the Green Dragon: Dominion, Not Death, which explores the worldview, ethics, and politics of the environmental movement.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #43, Winter 2017 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |