Courtesy of Iowa Public Television, "Borlaug Receives Congressional Gold Medal," Market to Market - Iowa Public Television, 2006
This is a 2006 video from Iowa Public Television's program "Market to Market" that covered native Iowan, Dr. Norman Borlaug, receiving the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal. The video shows Borlaug, a world-renowned agricultural scientist, being presented the honor by then-President George W. Bush at the U.S. Capitol. At 93 years old, Borlaug was recognized for his lifelong work to fight world hunger through crop breeding.
- According to the video, what are some of Norman Borlaug’s contributions to agriculture? Cite evidence from the video to support your ideas.
- Why are these accomplishments significant to the rest of the world?
- On the back of the medal he received is a quote by Borlaug. "The first essential component for social justice is adequate food for all mankind." Discuss what you think this means.
"Borlaug Receives Congressional Gold Medal," Market to Market - Iowa Public Television, 2006. Courtesy of Iowa Public Television