Source: American Experience
American Experience’s “The Man Who Tried to Feed the World” tells the story of Norman Borlaug, an American agronomist who won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in fighting global hunger.
By increasing the world’s food supply, Borlaug made it possible for the planet to support far more people than had been thought possible, saving countless lives in the process.
However, in doing so, Borlaug unleashed a series of unintended consequences that tarnished his reputation and forever changed the environmental and economic balance of the world.
Written, directed, and produced by Rob Rapley and executive produced by Mark Samels and Susan Bellows, American Experience’s “The Man Who Tried to Feed the World” premieres April 21 on PBS.
Read the story at American Experience.
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