Famous people . . . or not so famous

Today, President Bush honored a 92-year old with a Congressional Gold Medal. No, the purpose of this blog isn’t to highlight ABC News coverage of President Bush, or even the sanctity of the Gold Medal, but the man who deserved this distinctive recognition. Norman Borlaug, a scientist, is credited with saving a billion people from famine. That’s right, billion with a ‘B’. A million millions owe their life to this one man. Why? Because he taught the world to farm. He launched his revolutionary crop-growing techniques in Mexico when many, hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands were starving. He developed a sturdy, shorter form of wheat that withstood harsher conditions and devastation from pests. But he […]