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The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: Borlaug buzz

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT

Dr. Norman Borlaug’s research, the impacts of the Green Revolution and the state of food security today are garnering attention as the world prepares to celebrate what would have been Dr. Borlaug’s 100th birthday. Starting in two weeks, CIMMYT’s Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security will recognize his accomplishments while asking what interventions are needed today.


Dr. Norman E. Borlaug and Dr. R.A. (Tony) Fischer, Australian wheat physiologist and a former director of the Global Wheat Program, stand in the D5 agriculture trial at CIMMYT headquarters in El Batán, Mexico in the mid-1990s.
Photo submitted by Tony Fischer/CIMMYT


Want to join the conversation? Check out what other people are saying:


  • CIMMYT Director General Thomas Lumpkin looks at Borlaug’s life and contributions to CIMMYT in this Cosmos Magazine article.
  • An op-ed in Forbes Magazine addresses opposition to the Green Revolution.
  • This Texas A&M article looks at the upcoming dedication of Dr. Borlaug’s statue in  the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall.
  • Julie Borlaug advocates for more discussion on GMOs at a Bayer CropScience forum.


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