You could write a white-knuckle thriller from the perspective of the wheat seeds Norman Borlaug shipped to Pakistan and India, which changed the world and saved a billion lives. Sent to Mexico: Denied! Sent back to LA: Watts Riots! Shipped across the Pacific: War in Kashmir!
'The father of the Green Revolution' - Norman Borlaug - is credited with saving millions from mass starvation. Borlaug believed in educating farmers on the ground. After working with scientists and farmers in Mexico the country became self-sufficient in wheat in about 11 years.
Have been reading “The Wizard and the Prophet.” The book compares the philosophies of William Vogt and Norman Borlaug. Vogt did the math on the growth of the human population and determined we needed to consume lessor reproduce less or the earth would run out of resources. (1/n)
The story of Norman Borlaug and the green revolution demonstrates how the combination of science, education and social entrepreneurship can transform the world - and save millions of lives. Read more:
Norman Borlaug won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. His achievement? Saving the lives of millions of people by developing disease-resistant crops
I learned what’s possible in agriculture from studying a remarkable scientist named Norman Borlaug. If you’re curious about Borlaug and his breakthroughs, I recommend this article and a book called “The Man Who Fed the World.”
Norman Borlaug is not very well known, but has saved more lives than we could possibly imagine.