Saturday, April 5, 2014

Dr. Norman Borlaug, Likely The Greatest Humanitarian of all Time and the Bright Side of GMO's - Ever heard of him?

Dr. Norman Borlaug, is an amazing man who changed the world and saved a billion lives.  And I only heard of him yesterday?  How about you, have you heard of him?

He moved to Mexico, fixed their dying wheat crops and saved a million lives there, then he packed up his family and moved to India, (during their war with Pakistan,) and  quadrupled their food output.  But he wasn't done there either.  He did the same thing with a new rice in China, and then he visited as much of Africa as he was allowed too and improved their crops as well.  All said and done, Norman Borlaug personally saved over a billion lives.

I just saved a ton of money by switching my car insurance to Geico, no, truthfully, I haven't even done that.  What has happened, is now I have been given pause to ask; what are the positives to GMO's?

I'm not ready to let Monsanto's heavy handed oppression and legal manipulation go completely.  But it's very nice to hear the other side of an argument.  That said, my excerpt Irreplaceable Natural Resource System on Round Up ready crops and neonicotinoids decimating honey bee and Monarch butterfly populations is valid, and must be addressed.  But I'm willing to give Monsanto a little slack here and say; "maybe it's possible that their agenda isn't as greed driven as I thought."

Now that I've conceded that point, please don't kill off my Monarch's, thank you.  Oh and Penn, as usual, well done!


Norman Borlaug

Agricultural Scientist

Norman Ernest Borlaug was an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest spokesperson" and "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives".


Born: March 25, 1914, Cresco, IA
Died: September 12, 2009, Dallas, TX


Nationality:
American


Education: University of Minnesota


Awards: 

     Nobel Peace Prize
     Congressional Gold Medal
     Presidential Medal of Freedom
     Padma Vibhushan
     Public Welfare Medal
     National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences

Link to World Food Prize . org