Califonia Bountiful

The Man Who Fed the World

Jan./Feb. 2010 California Country magazine

The Man Who Fed the World is an engaging biography of the late agronomist Norman Borlaug, credited with saving hundreds of millions of people from starvation and launching the “Green Revolution.” The book by Leon Hesser chronicles how an Iowa farm boy grew up to develop high-yielding wheat varieties, brought them to the world's poorest nations and along the way earned the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Named a Book of the Year by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. $25. Order online at

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