Today I am passing the word and sharing a video about a 100 year tribute to an agricultural luminary and nobel peace prize winner – Norman Borlaug. I admit that before my journey across both sides of the GMO issue, I didn’t know who Norman Borlaug was. Now, I do. What would Norman say in light of the GMO public information debacle going on today? Better yet, what would he do?
An oft quoted website on this blog, biology fortified, (also a co-producer), says this about the video and Borlaug:
The International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) and Biology Fortified have produced a special video tribute to the late Dr. Norman Borlaug, a legendary CIMMYT scientist who developed high-yielding, semi-dwarf wheat that started the Green Revolution which is credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation. The release of this tribute coincides with The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security, on what would have been the 100th birthday of Dr. Borlaug. His message of increasing food production and the importance of using science in this effort are still important today – perhaps more than ever as the world has over 7 billion people and still growing.
Read the entire biology fortified post here.