Brownfield Ag News’ 2009 Year in Review series honors the legacy of Dr. Borlaug, featuring interviews with Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, World Food Prize Foundation President, and Dr. Peggy Lemaux, University of California, Berkeley.
“This past year marked the passing of an incredible person, Dr. Norman Borlaug,” said Brownfield’s Tom Steever.
“[Dr. Borlaug] saved a billion lives with his breakthrough development of miracle wheat,” said Ambassador Quinn. “He saved more lives than any other person who has ever lived.”
“The work that he did creating short stature rice and wheat plants had a tremendous worldwide impact on people’s lives providing nutrition when there were many experts in the field who predicted massive starvation,” said Dr. Lemaux. “Through his work he was able to prove that through human ingenuity you could overcome challenges like that.”
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To listen to Brownfield Ag News’ Year in Review radio series, click here and listen to Segment 3 to hear more about Dr. Borlaug’s legacy.