Daily Archives: February 11, 2021

Wheat in India and the Legacy of Dr. Norman Borlaug

Borlaug Global Rust Initiative

Nov 1, 2012

India and the Legacy of Norman Borlaug. Includes interviews with Indian farmers and scientists.

Monsanto: The Company that Owns the World’s Food Supply

Business Casual – Sep 19, 2016

Monsanto was one of four groups to introduce genes into plants, and was among the first to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops. Monsanto was one of the first companies to apply the biotechnology industry business model to agriculture, using techniques developed by biotech drug companies.

Monsanto’s roles in agricultural changes, biotechnology products and lobbying of government agencies and roots as a chemical company have surrounded the company in controversies. The company once manufactured controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange and recombinant bovine growth hormone. Its seed patenting model was criticized as biopiracy and a threat to biodiversity.

In September 2016 Monsanto agreed to accept Bayer’s offer to purchase the company for $66 billion, pending regulatory approval.

“You can’t build peace on empty stomachs.” Norman Borlaug, 1970 Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Prize – Aug 16, 2019

The story of Norman Borlaug and the green revolution demonstrates how the combination of science, education and social entrepreneurship can transform the world – and save millions of lives. Borlaug believed in educating farmers on the ground, instead of sending scientists to different countries, a practice that turned out to be very succesful. The learnings from Mexico were later taken up by other countries including India and Pakistan. Learn more about Peace Laureate Norman Borlaug: https://bit.ly/2UQLbRs

The Norman Borlaug Centennial

WorldFoodPrizeFoundation– Oct 21, 2014

On October 16, 2014, The World Food Prize culminated its Norman Borlaug Centennial Year, awarding the Prize to Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, a renowned wheat breeder and Dr. Borlaug’s successor at CIMMYT’s wheat research program. In this video, we look back at the numerous ways Dr. Borlaug’s legacy has been celebrated, and how it lives on.

“India’s Green Revolution: More Harm Than Good” by Vandana Shiva

Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation – Dec 15, 2016

October 30, 2014 | Dr. Vandana Shiva explains the harms caused by India’s “green revolution.”

An African Green Revolution

ISSAfricaTV– Sep 3, 2012

What if Africa had a Green Revolution? Despite possessing large tracts of rich, uncultivated land, Africa is a net importer of food and suffers from high levels of undernutrition.

AGRA Story: The March Towards a Green Revolution in Africa

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa – AGRA– Sep 24, 2013

AGRA exists to fulfill the vision that Africa can feed itself and the world. Investing in agriculture is the surest path to reducing poverty and hunger in Africa. Despite the challenges African farmers face today – poor soils, degraded soils, unreliable water supplies, poor access to markets, insufficient access to finance and credit and too little government support – Africa’s smallholder farmers produce most of Africa’s food. Africa is blessed with unique regions characterized by good soils, adequate rainfall, basic infrastructure and large numbers of smallholder farmers. These are Africa’s breadbasket areas where there exists tremendous potential to increase farmer productivity as well as implement ideas and solutions that if successful could be scaled up in other countries.

The Green Revolution: Waging A War Against Hunger


Mar 22, 2010

NHD – Senior Group Documentary 2010 Districts Version Theme: Innovation in History By Anita & Karis

Norman Borlaug & The Green Revolution

ndsubeancap– Jan 28, 2012

This video is a tribute to Nobel prize winner, Norman Borlaug, a plant breeder who touched over a billion lives with his determination to stop world hunger. This story features the challenges and successes that Borlaug and his team faced as they developed new varieties, pioneered new methods and refused to give up. A great example of the impact that one person can have on the world, this story is truly inspiring. Special thanks to our: Manager & Producer: Phil McClean Genomics & Bioinformatics Program Professor Dry Bean Genetics, Biotechnology http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/plantsciences/…

Norman Borlaug Documentary

Landon Keller– Nov 30, 2015