Norman Borlaug

Norman E. Borlaug, père de la "green revolution", dans une allocution prononcée en mars 2000:

"I now say that the world has the technology to feed a population of 10 billion people. The more pertinent question today is whether farmers and ranchers will be permitted to use this new technology?

Extreme environmental elitists seem to be doing everything they can to stop scientific progress. Small, well-financed, vociferous, anti-science groups are threatening the development and application of new technology, whether it is developed from biotechnology or more conventional methods of agricultural science.

While the affluent nations can certainly afford to adopt elitist positions, and pay more for food produced by so-called ‘natural methods’, the 1 billion chronically undernourished people of the low-income, food-deficit nations cannot."