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Norman Borlaug

American,  Scientist
Total Quotes : 26
Food Survive Nor

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.

- Norman Borlaug

Sickness Farmers Mules

Central African farmers don't have any animal power because sleeping sickness kills all the animals - cattle, the horses, the burros and the mules. So draft animals don't exist, and farming is all by hand, and the hand tools are hoes and machetes.

- Norman Borlaug

Production Southern Been

During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago.

- Norman Borlaug

Mankind However Certainly

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

- Norman Borlaug

Crowd Stresses Accentuate

Abnormal stresses and strains tend to accentuate man's animal instincts and provoke irrational and socially disruptive behavior among the less stable individuals in the maddening crowd.

- Norman Borlaug

Tell Misinformation

It's a free society. But don't tell the world that we can feed the present population without chemical fertilizer. That's when this misinformation becomes destructive.

- Norman Borlaug

World Born Right

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

- Norman Borlaug

Humble Small Mostly

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, oftentimes losing war on the food production front.

- Norman Borlaug

Been Inability Adam

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.

- Norman Borlaug

Decision Want Foods

If people want to believe that the organic food has better nutritive value, it's up to them to make that foolish decision. But there's absolutely no research that shows that organic foods provide better nutrition.

- Norman Borlaug

Africa Engaged Mostly

Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level.

- Norman Borlaug

Forest Pine Needles

When wheat is ripening properly, when the wind is blowing across the field, you can hear the beards of the wheat rubbing together. They sound like the pine needles in a forest. It is a sweet, whispering music that once you hear, you never forget.

- Norman Borlaug

Fact More Half

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.

- Norman Borlaug

Production Unite Increased

There can be no permanent progress in the battle against hunger until the agencies that fight for increased food production and those that fight for population control unite in a common effort.

- Norman Borlaug

Green Still Becoming

Cereal production in the rain-fed areas still remains relatively unaffected by the impact of the green revolution, but significant change and progress are now becoming evident in several countries.

- Norman Borlaug

Year Nobel Had

In my Nobel lecture, I suggested we had until the year 2000 to tame the population monster, and then food shortages would take us under. Now I believe we have a little longer.

- Norman Borlaug

Other Components Weeks

Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless.

- Norman Borlaug

Away Need Move

Clearly, we need to rethink our attitudes about water and move away from thinking of it as nearly a free good and a God-given right.

- Norman Borlaug

Medical Fact Humane

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.

- Norman Borlaug

Guilty Will Negligence

We will be guilty of criminal negligence, without extenuation, if we permit future famines.

- Norman Borlaug