The University of Minnesota is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Norman Borlaug’s winning of the Nobel Peace Prize. James Bradeen, who leads the plant pathology department at the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences, says this milestone recognizes the importance of food security. “Norman Borlaug receiving the Nobel Peace Prize really was a recognition of the investment in scientific research and the application to real-world problems.” Borlaug is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to United Nations World Food Program. “Hungry people are not peaceful people so the investment in food security is really important for a peaceful world.”
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