The passing of Norman Borlaug

Dr. Norman Borlaug passed away September 12, 2009 at the age of 95.  As a young scientist, I looked up to Dr. Borlaug, not only for the scientifc advancements he initiated, but also because of his ability take these advancements from test plots to entire continents, regarless of the polictical issue of the time.  I spent 6 years working in Borlaug Hall at the University of Minnesota and got to shake his hand once when he visited Purdue University.  As we reflect on the life and achievements of Dr. Borlaug, we must also think about this century’s challenges as it relates to food production and environmental sustatinability.

For more information and interesting articles about Dr. Borlaug, check out the following links:

San Francisco Chronicle

The Economist