Tom Smith (filkertom) wrote,
Tom Smith
filkertom

To Feed A Hungry World

Sadness. The father of the Green Revolution, Norman Borlaug, has passed away at the age of 95. Borlaug won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in increasing agricultural production and basically saving hundreds of millions of people from starvation. A living example of both American know-how and human compassion, Borlaug said in his Nobel acceptance speech:
We must recognize the fact that adequate food is only the first requisite for life. For a decent and humane life we must also provide an opportunity for good education, remunerative employment, comfortable housing, good clothing and effective and compassionate medical care.
Farewell, sir, and the world thanks you.

What are your favorite veggies? The go-to ones. I can't imagine life without onions, tomatoes, potatoes, and sweet potatoes, of course, but I also have an incredible love of broccoli, rutabaga, and green beans. Radishes are moving up the list quickly. And some things that I normally don't like much, e.g., eggplant and asparagus, are pretty darn good when given a good tempura treatment.
Tags: food, obit, science
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