Congressman John Shimkus of Illinois and Congressman Marion Berry of Arkansas recognized the important contributions Dr. Norman Borlaug made on the world of agriculture on the House Floor on Tuesday. Congressman Shimkus sent his condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of the Father of the “Green Revolution”.
“Dr. Norman Borlaug applied scientific innovation, compassion for the poor and expert knowledge of agricultural practices to develop and introduce groundbreaking technologies that will forever change the prospects of the hungry and impoverished around the globe.”
Video of Congressman Berry’s address and a transcript of Congressman Shimus’ address can be found here.
The world lost an important scientist and humanitarian over the weekend. Dr. Norman Borlaug, an acclaimed scientist, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and founder of the Green Revolution is remembered not only for his scientific gifts in helping to increase food yields for hunger alleviation but also for mentoring young scientists.
Dr. Borlaug is remembered fondly by the media as a visionary and hero to countless people across the world.
Tributes to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug from around the world
World Food Day Prize
The Father Of the Green Revolution
Washington Post - Joe Holley, J.Y. Smith
“More than any other single person of this age, he has helped provide bread for a hungry world,” the Nobel committee said in honoring him.
Celebrating the Life of a Scientist that “Fed the World”
It is likely that he saved more human lives than any other person in history. He did it by developing far more productive wheat than had ever been grown.
Norman Borlaug, Plant Scientist Who Fought Famine, Dies at 95
The New York Times – Justin Gillis
Norman E. Borlaug, the plant scientist who did more than anyone else in the 20th century to teach the world to feed itself and whose work was credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday night. He was 95 and lived in Dallas.
Norman Borlaug ‘helped provide bread for a hungry world’
Discovery - The Intersection