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Posted Feb. 06, 2012, at 5:03 p.m.

Four decades ago Norman Borlaug, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on raising crop yields worldwide (the “green revolution”), said: “I have only bought you a 40-year breathing space to stabilize your population.” In 1970, when Borlaug got his prize for postponing the onset of famine for 40 …

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