Nobel Laureate, hero, presents plan for feeding Africa

Alameda Times Star “BERKELEY — After a special all-organic lunch Thursday arranged by Alice Waters, proprietor of Berkeley’s famous Chez Panisse restaurant, Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug made a prediction: There will come a day, he said, when genetically engineered foods will be considered organic and they may wind up on Chez Panisse menus.” full story

After helping to save India and Pakistan from starvation, Borlaug, 89, is now trying to do the same thing in Africa. But Africa is proving to be a bigger challenge and massive intervention by developed nations is needed. Also see Borlaug Oped piece in NYT and another on the Africa situation by presidents of Mali and Burkina Faso who decry US agricultural subsidies (also US given free-trade ‘ultimatum’)