Borlaug’s innovations led to the Green Revolution in India, leading the country to self sufficiency in food. In 1959, Indian wheat researcher MS Swaminathan asked Borlaug to visit his research institute and the collaboration began, with test farms using Borlaug’s seeds. In 1964 Swaminathan became agriculture minister and the wheat strains became government policy and by the early 1970s wheat yields had multiplied manifold.
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Heard a long story about this the other day on NPR. One of those pieces that’s the entire reason I listen in the first place. Fascinating stuff. This guy was such an incredibly hard worker. So many failures and such a daunting task, but he quietly kept at it and changed the world. This deserves a movie if you ask me. Not saying the green revolution was perfect, but it his story would make for a fantastic film.
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You dont need wheat to be alive…what an old view..the fact is people eat too much and it kills them…dont eat food based on wheat, rice and all that high carb…intermitent fasting or you may call starvation is the key of human healrh evolution. Eat not much but hi quality food like fat and protein but certainly not wheat.
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