There are no miracles in agricultural production.
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Other Quotes by Norman Borlaug

Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.
Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past.
Therefore I feel that the aforementioned guiding principle must be modified to read: If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.
Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.
Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply.
Man seems to insist on ignoring the lessons available from history.
Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless.
During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago.
The green revolution has an entirely different meaning to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world.
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