Saturday, October 09, 2010
It is funny irony, that as America struggles to lose calories, much of the rest of the world struggles to gain them. "In 1944, Borlaug was commissioned as head of the Cooperative Wheat Research and Production Program in Mexico. He developed new breeds of wheat that were disease resistant, could grow deeper into the growing seasons at various altitudes, and could produce more grain per stalk. His methods and breed of wheat doubled production in Mexico, and later India, Pakistan, and much of Asia and Latin America. Borlaug also worked with corn, beans, and cassava. In 1970 Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for helping feed the world. "