April 9th, 2004

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http://normanborlaug.org/

"Norman Borlaug is probably the greatest man that has ever lived... by account, he has likely saved over a billion people from starvation worldwide." -Penn Jillette, on the show "Bullshit: Eat This!" ( http://www.sho.com/site/ptbs/topics.do?topic=et )

"Perhaps more than anyone else, Borlaug is responsible for the fact that throughout the postwar era, except in sub-Saharan Africa, global food production has expanded faster than the human population, averting the mass starvations that were widely predicted -- for example, in the 1967 best seller Famine -- 1975! The form of agriculture that Borlaug preaches may have prevented a billion deaths. (from http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/97jan/borlaug/borlaug.htm )
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