Truly Great Man Turns 90


The man who saved more human lives than any other person in all of history, Norman Borlaug, turns 90 tomorrow. Borlaug, the father of the "Green Revolution" headed up the team of researchers that created the high-yielding varieties of wheat and rice which prevented the global famines widely predicted to occur in the 1970s and 1980s. Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in 1970.

Borlaug continues his work today as head of the Sasakawa Africa Association, which is working to bring a new "Green Revolution" to the poor farmers of Africa.

Reason interviewed Borlaug for our April 2000 issue.

Happy Birthday Dr. Borlaug!