Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Dr. Borlaug is my hero

Dr. Borlaug met with some of us graduate students to discuss his history in plant breeding and international agriculture. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for the "Green Revolution". He personally has changed the world agriculture forever. From development of improved semidwarf wheat lines to trade and economic policies he made it possible for farmers in India, Pakistan, Mexico and others to have access to fertilizer, credit, and fair prices. That coupled with his disease resistant, high yielding lines drastically increased yields around the world.

I want to go back in time and be his graduate student!!!. If you have a time machine, let me know. Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Jon said...

Hello Brian I may be able to help you to go back in time. But I must warn you that in clinical trials time travel has been shown to cause confusion, diarrhea, death, headaches, conjunctivitis, nose-bleeds, painful urination, dizziness, excessive weightloss, sterility, and incontinence.