Americans have little knowledge of one
of their greatest sons. Why do schoolchildren in China, India, Mexico, and Pakistan know the name and work of Nobel Peace
Prize winner Norman Borlaug while so few of his countrymen have never heard of him? How did a dirt-poor farm boy from rural
Iowa grow up to save a billion people worldwide from starvation and malnutrition and become the father of the Green Revolution?
What were the inherited traits and environmental factors that shaped his astonishing journey and led to successes that surprised
even him? What can we learn from his life and views that might help the human race survive the next critical century?
This documentary film is a must-see for anyone interested in American history, world hunger,
plant breeding, agriculture, and biotechnology. The centerpiece of this project is a TV-length documentary
that is currently being aired on Iowa Public Television. A longer version is being distributed at this year's World Food
An educator curricula kit is in development
and will include a DVD containing the full documentary along with a 19-minute program specifically developed to support classroom
and Service-Learning initiatives. Service-Learning integrates students' academic learning with community needs. Carefully
developed to align with curriculum requirements, this kit offers exercises that span science, social studies, genetics, human
behavior and more. For more information and to order copies please visit the Hunger Fighters website using the link below.