Environment: Who's for DDT?

Dr. Norman E. Borlaug is a onetime Iowa farm boy who probably knows as much about growing food as anyone else in the world. He won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution to the development of "miracle" high-yield strains of wheat, which produced up to four bushels where only one bushel had grown before, and which have helped make India, West Pakistan and Mexico nearly self-sufficient for their cereal supply.

Last week Dr. Borlaug gave the keynote speech at a meeting of the U.N.'s Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome. To the...

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