Play it Hard - Norman Borlaug 100 Year Tribute





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Published on Mar 24, 2014

The International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) and Biology Fortified have produced a special video tribute to the late Dr. Norman Borlaug, a legendary CIMMYT scientist who developed high-yielding, semi-dwarf wheat that started the Green Revolution which is credited with saving over 1 billion people from starvation. The release of this tribute coincides with The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security, on what would have been the 100th birthday of Dr. Borlaug. His message of increasing food production and the importance of using science in this effort are still important today - perhaps more than ever as the world has over 7 billion people, and still growing.

To follow this event, go to http://www.borlaug100.org, and follow the #borlaug100 hashtag in social media. For more information about the video and upcoming projects, visit http://www.biofortified.org. For more information about CIMMYT, visit http://www.cimmyt.org.

More information about The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security:

The Summit will look back at Borlaug's legacy as the father of the Green Revolution, which sparked key advances in food production. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 in recognition of his contributions to world peace through an increased food supply. Borlaug's wheat varieties were grown in Mexico, Turkey, India and Pakistan, boosting harvests in those countries, avoiding famine in South Asia and sparking widespread adoption of improved crop varieties and farming practices.

In celebration of Dr. Borlaug's centennial, throughout the year Biology Fortified will produce content -- interviews, articles, blog posts, and other interactive features -- about wheat and its importance around the world. Biology Fortified will aim to educate about the history and biology of the crop, and spark discussions of critical issues in its future. They will also include videos about how wheat is used in cuisines throughout the world, with recipes that people can try at home.

The video was synthesized by John Boswell of Melodysheep, who produced the popular Symphony of Science video series. For more information, go to his youtube channel.

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