The true story of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Norman Borlaug, who is credited as “The Father of the Green Revolution” for saving over a billion people from starvation
“The father of the Green Revolution.” (Wall Street Journal, June 2013) The Man Who Fed The World by Leon Hesser, Righter’s Mill Press, (2018), Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Norman Borlaug.
During the mid-20th century, Dr. Norman Borlaug led the introduction of high-yielding wheat varieties that doubled wheat production in four years and, combined with modern agricultural production techniques, saved Mexico, Pakistan, and India from vast starvation. These increases in yield have been hailed as the Green Revolution, and Dr. Borlaug is credited with saving over a billion people worldwide from starvation. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 in recognition of his contributions to world peace through increasing the earth’s food supply. Later in life, he helped to apply these methods of increasing food production in Asia and Africa. The story leading up to the Peace Prize is full of drama, tragedy, romance, suspense, and triumph with an unparalleled epilogue as Borlaug continued to bring his genius to African and Asia.
This story is in keeping with recent film triumphs such as A Beautiful Mind, The Theory of Everything, and The Enigma Code.
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