Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Who is Norman Borlaug?

By Libby

Oh just a guy "widely credited with saving the lives of 1 billion human beings worldwide, more than one in seven people on the planet." As Eric puts it, "An elderly agronomist doesn't make news," ... but his "success in feeding the world testifies to the difference a single person can make."

Norman is a hot ticket but nobody is going to his show. More the pity since he has some wise thoughts on the mono-ag corporate welfare bill currently before Congress. I'm all for farming but $95 billion a year in subsidies has been going to a handful of corporate execs who have never even seen the farm.

Norman thinks it's silly to be subsidizing them. I think he's right.

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Anonymous lester said...

everyone always says that but no one does anything aobut it. in "conscience of a conservative" goldwater railed against subsidies. that was what, 1961

1:33:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

You might be surprised to learn that I actually supported Goldwater Lester.

8:41:00 PM  

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