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  Four Iowans Who Fed the World--Hurt "Norman Borlaug   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Borlaug also argued that "all who are born into the world have a moral right to the basic ingredients for a decent and humane life." For Borlaug, access to adequate food that enable people to pursue a meaningful life was, in fact, a human right.
Borlaug argued that his environmental critics were unwilling to trade places with people in developing countries where the life span was at least a third less than for Americans and where half of the children died before the age of ten.
Borlaug wrote: "We need to bring common sense into the debate on agricultural science and technology, and the sooner the better." For Borlaug, the choice was not between feast guaranteed by chemical technology and famine ordained by the environment.
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 Norman Ernest Borlaug Biography | World of Chemistry
Norman Borlaug began his career as a plant pathologist and became a force in international politics through a stint as a consultant in agronomy (the science of raising crops) to the Mexican government.
Borlaug was not shy in articulating what resources a nation had to supply for his agrarian reforms to succeed: a stable governing body with the political will to enact his proposals; the ability to provide the chemicals and machinery necessary to modern architecture; and, of greatest importance, a commitment to training young scientists in agronomy.
Borlaug remarked that these accusations missed the point he had made in his Nobel Prize speech, which was that the greatest danger to the environment came not from industrialization but from the population explosion.
www.bookrags.com /biography/norman-ernest-borlaug-woc   (1733 words)

 Welcome to Cresco: Dr. Norman Borlaug   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Norman Borlaug is credited with saving millions of people from starvation in what has been named the Green Revolution.
Borlaug and his sisters, Palma Behrens of Cedar Fills and Charlotte Culbert of Cresco, eventually came to own this farm.
Recently, Borlaug donated his portion of the property to the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit, privately supported organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Iowa's natural resources.
www.crescoia.com /normanborlaug.html   (490 words)

 Norman Borlaug on The Paula Gordon Show
Norman Borlaug's life is a tribute to what one person can do in the face of enormous obstacles: he has saved more lives than anyone in history.
Norman Borlaug is the Father of the Green Revolution.
Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, describes the origin of the first foreign technical assistance program, in Mexico, to Paula Gordon and Bill Russell.
www.paulagordon.com /shows/borlaug   (1197 words)

 Who is Norman Borlaug?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Borlaug grew up on a farm near Cresco, Iowa, never forgetting the lessons of the farm, or the strong influence his grandfather had on his education.
Borlaug believed that the work in the fields was a vital part of understanding the farmers he was helping.
The Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation, located in Cresco, Iowa, is dedicated to promoting educational programs and projects that reflect the achievements and philosophy of Dr. Borlaug.
macserver.independence.k12.ia.us /~jlang/Education/BorlaugIntro.htm   (655 words)

 Norman Borlaug: Forgotten Benefactor of Humanity -- Center for Global Food Issues
Borlaug is an eighty-two-year-old plant breeder who for most of the past five decades has lived in developing nations, teaching the techniques of high-yield agriculture.
NORMAN BORLAUG was born in Cresco, Iowa, in 1914.
Borlaug also developed cereals that were insensitive to the number of hours of light in a day, and could therefore be grown in many climates.
www.highyieldconservation.org /articles/forgotten_benefactor.html   (4924 words)

 World Food Prize Founder Dr. Norman E. Borlaug
Born of Norwegian descent, Dr. Borlaug was raised in Cresco, a small farming community in northeast Iowa.
In 1944, Dr. Borlaug participated in the Rockefeller Foundation's pioneering technical assistance program in Mexico, where he was a research scientist in charge of wheat improvement.
It was on the research stations and farmers' fields of Mexico that Dr. Borlaug developed successive generations of wheat varieties with broad and stable disease resistance, broad adaptation to growing conditions across many degrees of latitude, and with exceedingly high yield potential.
www.worldfoodprize.org /about/Borlaug.htm   (411 words)

 Norman Borlaug Is The Greatest Living American Saving People and Nature With The "Green Revolution"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Borlaug has never received anywhere near the public applause he deserves for his contributions to saving both people and wildlife with the Green Revolution.
Borlaug's logic and optimism prevailed, however, and four developments, since then have made him an even more towering figure today than he was in 1970.
Norman Borlaug's total achievements to date: 1 billion people saved from starvation; 16 million square miles of global wildlife habitat saved from plow-down; the population gorilla tamed; and a major increase in the food security of famine-threatened Africans.
www.gmoafrica.org /news/norman-borlaug-05.html   (761 words)

 Norman Borlaug - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Borlaug is the great-grandchild of Norwegian immigrants to the United States.
Borlaug was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1992.
As of January 2004, Borlaug had received 49 honorary degrees from as many universities, in 18 countries, the most recent from Dartmouth College on June 12, 2005 [2], and was a foreign or honorary member of 22 international Academies of Sciences.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Norman_Borlaug   (6175 words)

 ::Dr. Norman Borlaug Biography::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Norman E. Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution, is credited with saving more lives than any person who has ever lived, possibly one billion.
In 1970 Dr. Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his lifetime work of finding ways to feed a hungry world, in recognition of the truth that peace cannot exist where people go hungry.
Dr. Borlaug then brought his crops and methods to South America, Africa, Turkey, Australia, and anywhere that spring-habit wheats are grown.
www.lutherinst.org /Borlaug_bio.html   (594 words)

 Norman Ernest Borlaug Biography | World of Genetics
Norman Borlaug began his career as a plant pathologist and became a force in international politics working as a consultant in agronomy (the science of raising crops) to the Mexican government.
Borlaug argued, however, that his innovations were no final answer to the world's population explosion, but that they only bought time to deal with this essential ecological problem.
Borlaug was born on March 25, 1914, grew up on a farm near Cresco, Iowa.
www.bookrags.com /biography/norman-ernest-borlaug-wog   (1598 words)

 SeedQuest Forum
Since 1970, for example, Norman Borlaug has made a number of trips to China, where his technology, his policy suggestions, and his training of young Chinese scientists helped alleviate hunger in that country of 1.3 billion people.
Norman Borlaug’s scientific achievements have saved hundreds of millions of lives and earned him the distinction as one of the 100 most influential individuals of the 20th century.
Born in 1914 in Iowa, Norman Borlaug attended a one-teacher, one-room school, went on to attend the University of Minnesota, and received his PhD in plant pathology.
www.seedquest.com /forum/b/BorlaugNorman/biography.htm   (762 words)

 OpinionJournal - Leisure & Arts
Norman Borlaug, 92, is the father of the "Green Revolution," the dramatic improvement in agricultural productivity that swept the globe in the 1960s.
Borlaug and his staff spent nearly 20 years breeding the high-yield dwarf wheat that sparked the Green Revolution.
Borlaug's achievement was not confined to the laboratory.
www.opinionjournal.com /la/?id=110008897   (987 words)

 Borlaug Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Norman Borlaug still speaks the musical lilt of the Norwegian settlers, an accent that has since faded from the rolling landscape of Northeast Iowa.
Far too often in his travels, Borlaug encountered complacent scientists who were afraid to go out on a limb, or do anything new and innovative for fear of loosing their comfortable government positions.
Borlaug continues to advocate the use of fertilizers and modern technologies in Africa, just as he had in Mexico or India or Pakistan, and he continues to emphasize practical knowledge and common sense.
macserver.independence.k12.ia.us /~jlang/Education/BorlaugEssay.htm   (9355 words)

 Norman Borlaug
Norman Borlaug with his bust in the University of Minnesota’s Borlaug Hall (COAFES, 2004)
Norman Borlaug is renowned as the father of the green revolution.
Barring interference from environmentalists, Borlaug is “confident that agricultural research, including biotechnology, will be able to boost crop production to meet the demand for food in a world of 8 billion or so, the projected population in 2025.” (Bailey, 2000)
www.bio.davidson.edu /people/kabernd/seminar/2004/GMbios/SP.html   (500 words)

 ACSH > News >
Borlaug, a Nobel laureate and member of ACSH's Board of Directors was honored along with D.A. Henderson at ACSH's twenty-fifth anniversary banquet last December.
Borlaug's achievement in increasing wheat yields inspired the founding of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos in the Philippines in 1960 and led later to a series of other research institutes that are today organized together as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and Future Harvest.
Borlaug continued the work that proved the doomsday prophets wrong, though some are still around and hard at work, moving on to higher untruths, generating more erroneous projections, proclaiming their own virtue for doing so, and doing nothing to help feed the poor.
www.acsh.org /news/newsID.625/news_detail.asp   (3011 words)

 The Life of Dr. Norman Borlaug
Working in Mexico in the mid-1960s, Dr. Norman Borlaug - a central figure in the "green revolution" - and his team developed a special breed of dwarf wheat that resisted a wide spectrum of plant pests and diseases and produced two to three times more grain than the traditional varieties.
Borlaug introduced this wheat to India and Pakistan, which, after years of drought, were on the verge of famine.
An eclectic, pragmatic and goal-oriented scientist, Dr. Borlaug’s approach was different from that of many scientists and researchers in that it was very hands-on.
www.globalenvision.org /library/6/604   (630 words)

 Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology | Borlaug Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Norman E. Borlaug has been described as a scientist, teacher and humanitarian.
Awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1970, Dr. Borlaug is a distinguished Professor of International Agriculture.
The contact person for Dr. Borlaug is Glenda Kurten, Administrative Assistant, Soil and Crop Sciences Department, 2474 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2474, email g-kurten@tamu.edu or phone (979) 845-3342.
ipgb.tamu.edu /borlaug.html   (842 words)

 Truth About Trade & Technology - What Others Say: Notable Quotes on Norman Borlaug   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Norman Borlaug was the father of the Green Revolution that transformed much of the hungry Third World.
Borlaug, who unfortunately is far less well-known than doomsayer Ehrlich, is responsible for much of the progress humanity has ma de against hunger.
Borlaug is one of the great humanitarians of the 20th Century - and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for a lifetime of work feeding a hungry world.
www.truthabouttrade.org /article.asp?id=1529   (1571 words)

 Dr Norman Borlaug Visits ICARDA
Mr Samer Ibrahim Pasha (center), a progressive farmer in Idleb province, briefing Dr Norman Borlaug on the history of long cooperation with ICARDA and its benefits to the farmers in the province.
According to Dr Borlaug, the Mexican Government/Rockefeller Foundation program was the precursor to the CGIAR Centers, starting with the International Rice Research Institute in 1960 in the Philippines, and followed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico in 1966 and other centers later.
Noting the role of conflicts in enhancing hunger in the world, Dr Borlaug said "where there are no military conflicts we have not had massive or serious starvation." He challenged the current generation of researchers to work hard on improving crop varieties and agronomic technologies which will lead to increased food production.
www.icarda.cgiar.org /HomePageStory/DrNormanBorlaugVisitsICARDA.htm   (1697 words)

 The Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation
The Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting education programs and projects which reflect the lifetime achievements and philosophy of Dr. Norman Borlaug.
For over a half century, the scientific and humanitarian achievements of Dr. Norman Borlaug (Nobel Peace Prize winner, Medal Of Freedom Winner and recipient of over 35 honorary Doctorate Degrees) has kept starvation at bay for millions of people in third world countries.
Gregg Easterbrook writes of Borlaug "Though barely known in the country of his birth, elsewhere in the world Norman Borlaug is widely considered to be among the leading Americans of our age.
www.normanborlaug.org   (128 words)

 Cornell News: Norman Borlaug speaks at CALS centennial
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug, left, meets Cornell President Jeffrey Lehman and Lehman's wife, Kathy Okun, in Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall April 29 before Borlaug spoke during the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Golden Age of Innovation Symposium.
Borlaug pointed out that world cereal production nearly tripled between 1950 and 2000, while the amount of land used to grow those crops increased by only 10 percent.
As for the use of nitrogen fertilizer, Borlaug said, "We need to get some common sense back" and recognize the complexities of feeding a world population that is increasing by 80 million per year.
www.news.cornell.edu /Stories/May05/CALS.symposium.jg.html   (591 words)

 Home: The Norman Borlaug Institute for Crop Improvement
The Institute is named in honour of Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug, "the father of the green revolution".
The Norman Borlaug Institute initially comprised four centres of excellence in plant science: the UK Centre in Leicester, the Bulgarian Centre in Sofia, the Czech Centre in Prague and Olomouc, and the Chinese Centre in Beijing and Shanghai.
In addition to the staff in the main centres, The Norman Borlaug Institute scientists benefit from their association with the members of the International Advisory Board, who are based at other institutions worldwide.
www.nbipsr.org   (400 words)

 New Patriot: Norman Borlaug
I doubt that any print encyclopedias have Borlaug articles with this sort of depth and fascination.
Congratulations, Dr. Borlaug, may you remain among us another ninety years...
Not to knock the fight for organic produce and against GMOs, but survival is a bigger hurdle to get past, at least in importance.
newpatriot.org /2005/07/norman-borlaug.html   (321 words)

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