Forgotten Benefactor of Humanity

Easterbrook, Gregg
January 1997
Atlantic;Jan1997, Vol. 279 Issue 1, p74
The article focuses on the American agronomist Norman Borlaug, whose discoveries encouraged the Green Revolution. Borlaug's reception of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for reversing food shortages in India and Pakistan is described. Details are given for the effects of Borlaug growing up during the Dust Bowl era, the Green Revolution, and agriculture's high-yield boom.


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