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March 25, 2004
A Birthday Worth Noting
No time for a real update today, but (thanks to Instapundit) I wanted to recognize Nobel winner Norman Borlaug, whose birthday is today. He should be much better known than he is, since (as the man behind the "Green Revolution") he has beyond a doubt kept hundreds of millions of people from starving to death.
What's remarkable is that he's still out there, doing what he's been doing for the last forty years. Not everyone is happy about it, though, as this Gregg Easterbrook article in the Atlantic Monthly and this Ron Bailey interview from Reason show. More information can be found here, at the site of the Borlaug Heritage Foundation.
A worthy goal for a person would be to attempt to accomplish one-tenth as much.
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