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The Borlaug legacy: The customary link between farmers’ protests in Punjab and stubble burning

What hyperlinks farmers’ protests in Punjab, air pollution from stubble burning and, essential less severely, unjust GST charges on Malabar parottas? The link is Norman Borlaug who received the Nobel Prize for Peace 50 years ago for his work on wheat that started the Green Revolution. This 365 days’s award to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) made no level out of Borlaug’s prize in 1970, nonetheless looks apparently timed to keep his long battle towards world starvation. However the build the WFP is basically admired — even critics of the UN admit it no doubt works nicely and has tried to steady earlier concerns, as an instance, doing extra native sourcing — the identical can now not be acknowledged referring to the Green Revolution. The Punjab protests, as an instance, stem from farmer...