Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vale - Norman Borlaug

The name might not mean much to many people, but to most agricultural scientists his name is synomous with the dramatic improvement in crop yields over the past 50 or so years...........commonly known as the Green Revolution. He received a Nobel prize in 1970.

He died after a long battle with cancer, at 95, a pretty good innings, and an active one until very recently.

The following article in New Scientist provides an excellent overview of his lifetime of work on crop genetics and related areas.

The article is headed - Norm Borlaug: the man who fed the world.
Written on 14 September 2009 by
Debora MacKenzie

As was said - They don't make 'em like Norm Borlaug anymore!

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