You don't need any more information to know the world is bat poop crazy.
Gregg Easterbrook eulogizes Norman Borlaug in the Wall Street Journal. Here was a man responsible for the preservation of more land and more life in the world than anyone realizes, and yet was still villainized by the Evironmental Movement, due to the use of pesticides and fertilizer in the farming methods he developed. One might note throughout the article as well, all of the references to the private monies of greedy capitalists funding Borlaug’s works, as government agency after government agency defunded him.
Capitalism at work, saving lives and saving the environment. Highly recommended to read the whole thing, that we might all recognize a little-known true world hero.