norm borlaug birthday

Happy birthday, Norm!

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.

norm borlaug birthday
Norman Borlaug with spikes of wheat.Photo credit: CIMMYT.

On his 100th birthday, Biology Fortified and CIMMYT collaborated with artist Melody Sheep to produce this tribute to Norm. Enjoy!

Learn about Norm in this video from the World Food Prize.

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Anastasia Bodnar

Written by Anastasia Bodnar

Anastasia Bodnar serves as the Policy Director of Biology Fortified, Inc. She is a science communicator and multidisciplinary risk analyst with a career in federal service. She has a PhD in plant genetics and sustainable agriculture from Iowa State University.
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