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There are heroes among us

Ever wanted to know what a true hero scientist looks like?

Norman Borlaug, the original 'Green Revolutionary'

Norman Borlaug won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. He developed disease-resistant wheat and methods to prevent famine in developing nations.  He championed the use of advanced agriculture to fight hunger worldwide, and in his life he likely saved billions of lives.

Borlaug championed the idea of teaching men to fish (or grow better crops) instead of simply giving them fish to eat.

From CNN:

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2006, according to the university’s Web site.

The agriculture institute at [Texas A&M] was named after him in 2006.

Borlaug also created the World Food Prize, which recognized the work of scientists and humanitarians who have helped fight world hunger through advanced agriculture, the university said.

Borlaug died of complications from cancer at age 95.

There are so few true heroes among us.

Rest in peace, sir.

H/T Michelle Malkin.

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2 Responses

  1. ahrcanum says:

    cite your source CNN– He also was pretty much the father of bio-engineered foods. Mixing and matching a little of this and that, now Monsanto has capitalized on in creating terminator seeds, pesticides and an over all increase in cancer.

    • fredmaidment says:

      Seriously? You’re one of those anti-GM-food nuts?

      Where’s your source on the cancer stuff?

      Pesticides? You can eat DDT, study after study has since shown it doesn’t kill birds, yet eco-nuts got it banned. Millions have since died of famine and insect-borne disease since. Oh, and we use pesticides that actually hurt animals, too.

      Borlaug saved millions, perhaps billions of lives. You use a story about his death as a forum to attack advances in science? Get over yourself.

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