Norman Borlaug Quotes Archive

This is a collection of quotes about food from Norman Borlaug.

Posted September 25, 2017

“Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.”

Norman Borlaug
Posted April 16, 2017

“We must recognize the fact that adequate food is only the first requisite for life. For a decent and humane life, we must also provide an opportunity for good education, remunerative employment, comfortable housing, good clothing, and effective and compassionate medical care.”

Norman Borlaug
Posted January 30, 2017

“Man’s survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply.”

Norman Borlaug
Posted January 19, 2017

“Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.”

Norman Borlaug
Posted September 27, 2015

“Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless.”

Norman Borlaug
Posted September 14, 2015

“Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.”

Norman Borlaug
Posted May 8, 2015

“When the Nobel Peace Prize Committee designated me the recipient of the 1970 award for my contribution to the ‘green revolution,’ they were in effect, I believe, selecting an individual to symbolize the vital role of agriculture and food production in a world that is hungry, both for bread and for peace.”

Norman Borlaug
Posted November 11, 2014

“If people want to believe that the organic food has better nutritive value, it’s up to them to make that foolish decision. But there’s absolutely no research that shows that organic foods provide better nutrition.”

Norman Borlaug
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