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“Iowa Peace Heroes - Fighting Hunger” Excerpt from The Goldfinch, September 1991

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Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, Florman, Jean, "Iowa Peace Heroes - Fighting Hunger," The Goldfinch, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 19, September 1991


This excerpt from The Goldfinch highlights humanitarian efforts by Iowan Norman Borlaug, an agricultural scientist who focused his life’s work on finding innovative ways to feed the global population.

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  • How did Norman Borlaug help to global fight hunger?
  • Borlaug’s goal was “to help put bread in the bellies of hungry Mexicans.” What does this mean?
  • Why was it especially important that Mexican farmers received help?