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To: DeaconBenjamin

India is a wheat exporter...I’ll be danged. Thirty years ago, with 40%-50% of the population, they were starving.

Go figure.


2 posted on 11/28/2012 5:49:48 AM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: henkster

Yeah, that’s what struck me. Due largely to improvements in agriculture created by evil agribusiness, and to India moving away from its socialist tradition.

IOW, if liberals had their way, India would still be starving.


3 posted on 11/28/2012 5:54:34 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: henkster; Sherman Logan

Meet Norman Borlaug, one of the few people in history who actually earned their Nobel Peace Prize...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug


5 posted on 11/28/2012 6:00:47 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: henkster
India is a wheat exporter...I’ll be danged. Thirty years ago, with 40%-50% of the population, they were starving.

Dude, stop getting your facts fom Paul Erlich. In The Population Bomb (1968), he predicted India was Doomed, Doomed, I sez.

Ehrlich writes: "I don't see how India could possibly feed two hundred million more people by 1980."[5] This view was widely held at the time, as another statement of his, later in the book: "I have yet to meet anyone familiar with the situation who thinks that India will be self-sufficient in food by 1971." In the book's 1971 edition, the latter prediction was removed, as the food situation in India suddenly improved.

As of 2010, India had almost 1.2 billion people, having nearly tripled its population from around 400 million in 1960. India's Total Fertility Rate in 2008 was calculated to be 2.6.[22] While the absolute numbers of malnourished children in India is high,[23] the rates of malnutrition and poverty in India have declined from approximately 90% at the time of India's independence, to less than 40% today. Ehrlich's prediction about famines were found to be false, although food security is an issue in India. However, most epidemiologists, public health physicians and demographers identify corruption as the chief cause of malnutrition, not "overpopulation".[24] As Nobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen noted, India frequently had famines during British colonial rule. However, when India became a democracy, there have been no recorded famines.[25] - Wiki


6 posted on 11/28/2012 6:02:57 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: henkster

Not thirty — more like 50 years ago. In the 1970s they implemented the Green Agrarian revolution and they have wheat and rice exports...


14 posted on 11/28/2012 8:46:18 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: henkster
Norman Ernest Borlaug (March 25, 1914 – September 12, 2009), "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives", was an American agronomist, humanitarian, and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution". Borlaug was one of six people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor.

Borlaug received his Ph.D. in plant pathology and genetics from the University of Minnesota in 1942. He took up an agricultural research position in Mexico, where he developed semi-dwarf, high-yield, disease-resistant wheat varieties.

During the mid-20th century, Borlaug led the introduction of these high-yielding varieties combined with modern agricultural production techniques to Mexico, Pakistan, and India. As a result, Mexico became a net exporter of wheat by 1963. Between 1965 and 1970, wheat yields nearly doubled in Pakistan and India, greatly improving the food security in those nations. These collective increases in yield have been labeled the Green Revolution, and Borlaug is often credited with saving over a billion people worldwide from starvation. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 in recognition of his contributions to world peace through increasing food supply.

17 posted on 11/28/2012 8:55:14 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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