Feeding the Hungry

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 then set to work to develop genetically modified, high-yield rice and corn. His work ignited the "Green Revolution," leading to the development of hybrid grains capable of handling varying climates and prevailing diseases, all while increasing...

 

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 | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo43/feeding-the-hungry

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