Monday, September 14, 2009

Norman Borlaug: RIP

The Iowa-born plant scientist died Sunday at age 95. From the WSJ:

"On the day Norman Borlaug was awarded its Peace Prize for 1970, the Nobel Committee observed of the Iowa-born plant scientist that "more than any other single person of this age, he has helped provide bread for a hungry world." The committee might have added that more than any other single person Borlaug showed that nature is no match for human ingenuity in setting the real limits to growth."
The man is responsible for stemming starvation around the globe, and deserves a statue someplace. Seriously.

Via ManicSparkle.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. Until I read your post I had heard nothing regarding his death. I have always admired him for his contributions to helping feed more of the world.