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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.

Norman Borlaug in Man, Past, Tragedy

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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.

Norman Borlaug

Some of the environmental lobbyists of the Western nations are the salt of the earth, but many of them are elitists.

Norman Borlaug

We must recognize the fact that adequate food is only the first requisite for life. For a decent and humane life, we must also provide an opportunity for good education, remunerative employment, comfortable housing, good clothing, and effective and compas

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.

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.

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.

Norman Borlaug

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

Norman Borlaug

Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.

Norman Borlaug

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

Norman Borlaug

When wheat is ripening properly, when the wind is blowing across the field, you can hear the beards of the wheat rubbing together. They sound like the pine needles in a forest. It is a sweet, whispering music that once you hear, you never forget.

Norman Borlaug

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

Norman Borlaug