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Norman Borlaug, Super Hero

Dr. Borlaug received a Nobel Prize in 1970 for his work in developing crops that would maximize food production across the globe. He did this through the classical approach of selective breeding of various grain species. He is credited with saving the lives of a billion people through his efforts.

See below this short clip on this truly great man to whom so much is owed and who is virtually unknown.


Thought to ponder: Are genetically modified crops always bad? Feel free to comment. The whole area of genetically modifying plants and animals is controversial for lots of reasons. Is it acceptable under any circumstances? If so, what might those be? If not, why not? What regulation needs to be in place to make the benefit worth the risk? What is the role for public health researchers and practitioners?

Posted by Kristin Oehlke on January 20, 2007 3:14 AM |