Today is the 105th anniversary of Norm Borlaug’s birth. Born on a small farm in Iowa, Norm went on to study plant pathology. He lived a life of service, becoming of humanity’s greatest people. He won a Nobel Prize in 1970 for his efforts to improve wheat and rice, reducing the amount of land needed.
Learn about Norm in this video from the World Food Prize.
Read more about Norm in these Biology Fortified posts:
- Thoughts About Norm Borlaug for his 100th Birthday by Steve Savage
- Play it Hard – A Tribute to Dr. Norman Borlaug by Karl Haro von Mogel
- Norman Borlaug Ringtone by Karl Haro von Mogel
- Stem Rust Never Sleeps by Anastasia Bodnar
- Two Paths Taken by Bill Price
- The man who saved a billion lives by David Tribe
More articles about Norm:
- About Norman Borlaug from the World Food Prize
- Norman Borlaug Biographical from the Nobel Prize
- Norman Borlaug: Agricultural scientist who averted famine with a controversial ‘Green revolution’ obituary in the Guardian
- Forgotten Benefactor of Humanity in The Atlantic