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Monday, December 04, 2006

The Greatest Humanitarian -- Norman Borlaug

In the past I have called Norman Borlaug the greatest humanitarian ever [here]. Jim Chen agrees, noting that
Dr. Borlaug has saved more lives than any other person who has ever lived, and likely has saved more lives in the Islamic world than any other human being in history.
Read his tribute here and support his effort to have the greatest man of our, and perhaps all, times awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.

Here's a copy of HR 4924 honoring Dr. Borlaug. Write or call your congresscritter and express your support for it. Nobody deserves it more.


(DES MOINES, IA, USA) - The United States House of Representatives voted today to honor World Food Prize Founder and 1970 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug with the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Dr. Borlaug is believed to have saved more lives than any other person who has ever lived—more than a billion—through his breakthrough work in agriculture. He is widely credited with ushering in the “Green Revolution,” the greatest period of food production in human history.


The first Congressional Gold Medal was awarded in 1776 to General George Washington. Dr. Borlaug now joins an illustrious list of recipients including Thomas Edison, Pope John Paul II, Martin Luther King Jr, and President Ronald Reagan.

The United States Mint will create a one of a kind Gold Medal to symbolize Dr. Borlaug’s lifetime of achievement.

Read the whole thing here.

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