26-03-2014 00:40 AM | USA

Green revolution or agricultural disaster? A statute rekindles the debate

The latest flashpoint in the escalating debate over food production stands about seven feet tall and is made of bronze.

A statue of Iowan biologist Norman Borlaug, unveiled Tuesday in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, showcases the roots of the current pitched battle over how the world should support its burgeoning population—a fight that pits agribusiness giants like Monsanto Co.MON +0.37% and DuPont Co.DD +1.11% against a web of consumer advocates, environmentalists and other critics of industrialized, high-tech farming.

Mr. Borlaug’s work from the 1940s to the 80s developing hardier seeds that yielded farmers more wheat came to be known as the “Green Revolution,” and earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.
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