The Green Revolution had started. Mexico, India, and Pakistan saw their yields double. Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977), and the Congressional Gold Medal (2006). He certainly had noble intentions. But for consumers, the results were not noble but decidedly unhealthy.
Mark Hyman, MD, writes that we now “eat dwarf wheat plants with much higher amounts of starch and gluten and many more chromosomes coding for all sorts of new odd proteins. The man who engineered this modern wheat won the Nobel Prize—it promised to feed millions of starving around the world. Well, it has, and it has made them fat and sick.”