Who is Borlaug?

I’ve been told that the title of my last post was perhaps a bit obscure.

Norman Borluag was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970, an American agronomist credited with starting the “Green Revolution”. Not “green” as in alternate energy, but “green” as in being responsible for introducing high yielding, disease resistant verities of wheat.  He is credited with introducing these varieties and modern farming techniques to Mexico, India and Pakistan which resulted in doubling of production in India and Pakistan and in Mexico becoming a net exporter.  These increases in yields were originally termed the “Green Revolution”.