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A crop scientist credited with developing hundreds of varieties of disease-resistant wheat adaptable to many climates and difficult growing conditions was named Wednesday as the 2014 recipient of the World Food Prize. Sanjaya Rajaram, 71, wins the $
Technological breakthroughs in rice will boost harvests and cut poverty...When, in 1961, the government of India asked a celebrated wheat breeder, Norman Borlaug, for advice about new seeds, the subcontinent was thought to be on the verge of
Newton Senior High School student Anna Barr attended the day's events, accompanied by teacher Bill Reed. Dr. Norman Borlaug, whose centennial is being celebrated this year and whose statue Iowa recently installed in the U.S. Capitol, envisioned this
Speaker John Bercow even portentously remarked that a wonderful outbreak of good humour in the Chamber is always appreciated. The cause was Tory Andrew Selous asking what the Government was doing to protect bees, and his apparently hilarious
Congressional leaders unveiled a bronze statue of the Iowan on Tuesday, which would have been his 100th birthday and is also National Agriculture Day.Jacqueline Klimas, The Washington Times , 25 March 2014 Today, we live in a very different world
Borlaug, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad applaud after a statue of the late Dr. Norman E. AP) The scientist credited with agriculture's so-called Green Revolution'' has a permanent home in the U.S...Lawmakers unveiled a statue of Norman Borlaug on
Photos Americans have a kind of love-hate relationship with the way their food is produced...There is an idea of what agriculture should be similar to prior generations that grew their own food for their own families to consume. You would then sell
Accelerating entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions...The 2013 Borlaug Dialogue takes place October 16-18 in Des Moines, Iowa. View the full series here . Ren Wang is the Assistant Director General of the Agriculture and Consumer
Alan Weisman, bestselling author of "The World Without Us," tackles the world's exploding human population in his new book, "Countdown."...AM PDT A view of Sao Paulo, Brazil, one of the world's largest megacities with nearly 20 million people.
President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurated the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Technical Workshop for 2013 here today. Over 400 scientists, crop experts and farmers from all over the world are participating in the workshop.