söndag 13 september 2009

Norman Borlaug är död

Norman Borlaug, den gröna revolutionens fader, är död - från Wikipedia:

During the mid-20th century, Borlaug led the introduction of these high-yielding varieties combined with modern agricultural production techniques to Mexico, Pakistan, and India. As a result, Mexico became a net exporter of wheat by 1963. Between 1965 and 1970, wheat yields nearly doubled in Pakistan and India, greatly improving the food security in those nations. These collective increases in yield have been labeled the Green Revolution, and Borlaug is often credited with saving over a billion people from starvation. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 in recognition of his contributions to world peace through increasing food supply.

Som exempel på att individer kan göra enorm skillnad och att världssituationen inte är ett nollsummespel är Borlaug kanske historiens bästa exempel, och hans namn borde vara lika känt som Hitlers och Stalins, fast av rakt motsatt anledning.

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