Happy Birthday Norman Borlaug
For those of you who don’t know him here ya go. He literally brought food for the hungry and his work helped lead to others preventing blindness in poor countries. Sick! (EDIT: Well not yet, it kind of sucks but the Greenpeaces and Sierra Clubs are saying no, which means more vitamin deficiencies) It’s funny he gets a lot of flack from certain environmentalists in spite of all this wonderful work he has done, just because he was the stud of the GMO movement.
I’ll let the man speak for himself:
Some of the environmental lobbyists of the Western nations are the salt of the earth, but many of them are elitists. They’ve never experienced the physical sensation of hunger. They do their lobbying from comfortable office suites in Washington or Brussels. If they lived just one month amid the misery of the developing world, as I have for fifty years, they’d be crying out for tractors and fertilizer and irrigation canals and be outraged that fashionable elitists back home were trying to deny them these things”.
Speaking of food, I find Anthony Bourdain’s stance on vegetarianism deliciously accurate.