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Published on July 17th, 2011 | by Yellow Magpie

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Norman Borlaug Quotes: Words From The Man Who Saved A Billion

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Norman Borlaug Quotes

Here is a selection of Norman Borlaug quotes.

‘Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.’

‘There are no miracles in agricultural production.’

‘Man seems to insist on ignoring the lessons available from history.’

‘Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.’

‘The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind.’

Norman Borlaug Quotes

‘It is a sad fact that on this earth at this late date there are still two worlds, “the privileged world” and “the forgotten world”. The privileged world consists of the affluent, developed nations, comprising twenty-five to thirty percent of the world population, in which most of the people live in a luxury never before experienced by man outside the Garden of Eden. The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace.

‘Man’s survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply.’

‘Therefore I feel that the aforementioned guiding principle must be modified to read: If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.’

‘I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers – mostly small and humble – who for many years have been fighting a quiet, often times losing war on the food production front.’

‘Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.’

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