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2014-03-24 08:31:39

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Norman Borlaug is widely credited with saving 1 billion lives. Yet most people - even those alive because of him - have never heard of him. Known as the father of the "Green Revolution," Borlaug pioneered disease-resistant, high-yield strains of wheat that dramatically increased food production in Mexico, India, Pakistan and other developing nations that were facing mass starvation until he...

2012-09-14 23:03:17

Dr. Ron Phillips, a Regents Professor Emeritus and former McKnight Presidential Chair in Genomics at the University of Minnesota, will be discussing the agricultural breakthroughs made by Norman Borlaug, and the ever-increasing need for similar discoveries to meet future global food needs at the Issues Forum “Norman Borlaug and the Future of the Green Revolution” Sept. 18, 7 p.m. CDT at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. College Station,...

2011-06-21 14:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered remarks at the 2011 World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Department of State. The former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, and the former President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, were jointly selected to receive the 2011 World Food Prize for their...

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2011-06-11 06:40:00

A widespread wheat plague is threatening farms, raising bread prices and unleashing fresh political and economic unrest, according to experts. The disease strain has shown up in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and has hiked food prices in the Arab world, Mexico, Haiti and beyond. "Stem rust, when it goes epidemic, destroys a crop," said Ronnie Coffman, a leading expert on wheat disease and chair of the department of plant breeding and genetics at Cornell University. "There is nothing left...

2011-06-07 00:00:32

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the rare severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, urges those who have taken Fosamax to consult doctors to determine whether they are at risk for femur fractures, even in light of recent suggestions that the risks to patients are less than previously thought. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 According to a post on the Web site of the American Council on Science and Health on June 1: "A new study should allay the...

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2011-04-04 10:19:19

World population will reach 7 billion this year, prompting new concerns about whether the world will soon face a major population crisis. "In spite of 50 years of the fastest population growth on record, the world did remarkably well in producing enough food and reducing poverty," said University of Michigan economist David Lam, in his presidential address at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America. Lam is a professor of economics and a research professor at the U-M...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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