He is credited with saving over one billion lives through his groundbreaking and revolutionary work in the field of agriculture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug
EXTRA! EXTRA! This just in.
Eva dropped by to say:
I'm the editor of a site called IAmBiotech.org, and we're collecting Birthday Greetings to send to Dr. Borlaug. Please check out this post:http://iambiotech.org/?p=1366 and add a comment to wish Dr. Borlaug a happy birthday and thank him for his work! We'll be compiling all the messages into a card that we'll send to Dr. Borlaug next week. Thanks for spreading the word!
My pleasure, Eva. Thanks for your good work as well.
I also want to add this extraordinary quote that I immediately committed to memory the first time I heard it — on the single best episode of Penn & Teller's Bullshit!
"You can't build a peaceful worldon empty stomachs and human misery."Norman Borlaug
The United Nations should scrap their insipid Madison-Avenue slogan, "It's your world" posthaste and adopt that. Anyway, here's the P&TB! episode, with bonus footage of Dr. Borlaug giving some stupid hippies a smackdown.
Please to enjoy.
CAUTION: Video contains not-safe-for-work language because Penn uncorks a 10 megaton F-bomb at the very end. Clicking the link below will expose you to stupid hippies. Stupid hippies may promote superficial understanding, half-truths, patent falsehoods, and a complete lack of comprehension of the Law of Unexpected Consequences. You may experience a headache or vomiting caused by the stupid hippie's unjustifiable self-righteousness in the guise of compassion for others. Talk to your doctor if you think you might be a stupid hippie.