Norman Ernest Borlaug (1914–2009)

  title={Norman Ernest Borlaug (1914–2009)},
  author={Christopher R. Dowswell},
  pages={381 - 381}
  • C. Dowswell
  • Published 16 October 2009
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Science
The innovative efforts of a plant scientist revolutionized farming, changed national agricultural policies, and fed the developing world. Norman Borlaug spent his youth on a small farm in Iowa, dreaming of becoming a high school science teacher and athletics coach. In the end, he spent his life working to keep food production ahead of population growth. His last spoken words on the day of his death (12 September 2009) were “take it to the farmer.” This was his credo for 65 years, and his… 
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