Sunday, September 13, 2009

Father of Green Revolution, Norman Borlaug, Dies

Eulogized at Cafe Hayek: "This father of the Green Revolution directly enabled millions of persons to live healthier, longer lives — indeed, millions to be born who otherwise would never have lived." A forceful advocate for the poor, he most recently made the case for reforming food aid (WSJ). Even the AP dubbed him "the greatest man you've never heard of."

Glenn Reynolds eulogizes: "This article by Gregg Easterbrook is worth reading. Borlaug may have saved a billion lives, yet he’s barely known. The lives he saved were poor people, and he saved them with science. Doesn’t fit the narrative."

His contributions and achievements will not soon be forgotten.

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