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Salvo 43

Salvo 43

Department: Person of Interest — Topic: CivilizationSalvo #43

Feeding the Hungry

Norman Borlaug's Green Revolution by James Wanliss


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, . . .


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