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PRI's Environmental News Magazine

The Green Revolution Plus Thirty

Air Date: Week of December 27, 1991

Reporter Bruce Gellerman of member station WBUR in Boston visits the Mexican wheat fields of Norman Borlaug, known as "the Father of the Green Revolution." Borlaug's revolutionary approach to plant breeding and high-intensity agriculture helped to feed the world as the population doubled over the past 30 years, and won him the Nobel Peace Prize. Now semi-retired, Borlaug reflects on his accomplishments and on the challenge of squeezing still more food out of the earth as its population doubles again.

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