In the 1940s, plant scientist Norman Borlaug began cross-breeding wheat strains from different regions. He pioneered “shuttle breeding” which sped up the wheat breeding process.
Norman Borlaug was dubbed the “Father of the Green Revolution”.
Ray Offenheiser discusses the humble plant breeder’s audacious plan to feed the world and the fallout he didn’t forsee.
Danielle Nierenberg discusses how the renowned agronimst’s revolution wasn’t so green after all.