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September 13, 2009

Norman Borlaug, RIP

It's not an exaggeration to say that Norman Borlaug saved more lives than any other person in history. And he increased the standard of living for innumerable others. How'd he do it?

Dwarf wheat.

Read about it here and here.

Insta-Update: The first comment is getting a promotion to to the main page. I approve, kev:

A fitting tribute would be to mulch Paul Ehrlich into fertilizer for a Third World wheat farm.

I don't see why we can't make this happen.

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posted by Gabriel Malor at 11:41 AM

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