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By Anonym 15 Sep

Norman Borlaug

This is a basic problem, to feed 6.6 billion people. Without fertilizer, forget it. The game is over.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Norman Borlaug

Man seems to insist on ignoring the lessons available from history.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Norman Borlaug

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Norman Borlaug

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Norman Borlaug

Some of the environmental lobbyists of the western nations are the salt of the earth, but many of them are elitists. They have never experienced the physical sensation of hunger. They do their lobbying from comfortable office suites in Washington or Brussels. If they lived just one month amid the misery of the developing world, as I have for fifty years, they would be crying out for tractors, and fertilizer, and irrigation canals, and be outraged that fashionable elitists back home were trying to deny them these things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Borlaug

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Norman Borlaug

We are 6.6 billion people now. We can only feed 4 billion. I don't see 2 billion volunteers to disappear.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Norman Borlaug

There are 6.6 billion people on the planet today. With organic farming we could only feed four billion of them. Which two billion would volunteer to die?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Norman Borlaug

Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Norman Borlaug

The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Borlaug

Almost certainly, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world. Yet today 50 percent of the world’s population goes hungry. Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Borlaug

Even if you could use all the organic material that you have--the animal manures, the human waste, the plant residues--and get them back on the soil, you couldn't feed more than 4 billion people. In addition, if all agriculture were organic, you would have to increase cropland area dramatically, spreading out into marginal areas and cutting down millions of acres of forests.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Norman Borlaug

Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Norman Borlaug

Therefore I feel that the aforementioned guiding principle must be modified to read: If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Norman Borlaug

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Borlaug

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Borlaug

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Borlaug

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Borlaug

Everything else can wait, agriculture can’t.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Norman Borlaug

The green revolution has an entirely different meaning to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Norman Borlaug

There are no miracles in agricultural production.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Norman Borlaug

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Borlaug

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Borlaug

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Norman Borlaug

The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Norman Borlaug

I now say that the world has the technology - either available or well advanced in the research pipeline - to feed on a sustainable basis a population of 10 billion people. The more pertinent question today is whether farmers and ranchers will be permitted to use this new technology? While the affluent nations can certainly afford to adopt ultra low-risk positions, and pay more for food produced by the so-called "organic" methods, the one billion chronically undernourished people of the low income, food-deficit nations cannot.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Norman Borlaug

You can't build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery.