Biotech Updates

ISAAA's Tribute to Dr. Norman Borlaug

October 9, 2009

Nobel Peace Laureate Norman Borlaug, the "humanitarian who built armies of agricultural workers to combat famine in the world's developing countries" died on September 12, 2009 but his memory will live on. He left his footprints in agriculture through his personal and professional commitment to high hunger and poverty, pioneering work in the development of high-yielding, and disease-resistant dwarf varieties, and his strong advocacy for the use of genetically modified crop varieties.

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications pays tribute to its founding patron through an article published in the September 18, 2009 issue of Crop Biotech Update and is now also available in Amharic, Bamanan, French, Hindi, and Swahili. A fully illustrated brochure can be downloaded from