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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Norman Borlaug, RIP

Norman Borlaug, known as "the father of the green revolution" and "the man who saved a billion lives" died last night at age 95.

More from The New York Times, The Times of India and Reason.

(h/t Doug Mataconis)

Posted by Kalim Kassam on September 13, 2009 | Permalink


Sad news, Norman Borlaug was a great human being.

The first time I heard is name was in 2003 during the "Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!" program (about GM food).

Posted by: David Gagnon | 2009-09-13 11:04:06 AM

"And all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side".

Posted by: Patrick Armstrong | 2009-09-13 4:34:12 PM


Posted by: Michael Cust | 2009-09-13 7:18:39 PM

Sad. He was a great man.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2009-09-14 9:45:23 AM

Norman was one of kind. “His total devotion to ending famine and hunger revolutionized food security " - just read this from Josette Sheeran, the executive director of the UN World Food Programme. Worth a read: http://bit.ly/15foeb

Posted by: fams | 2009-09-15 7:25:47 AM

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