Gregg Easterbrook: The Man Who Defused the ‘Population Bomb’ - WSJ.com: "Often it is said America lacks heroes who can provide constructive examples to the young. Here was such a hero. Yet though streets and buildings are named for Norman Borlaug throughout the developing world, most Americans don't even know his name."
A good question, a very good question.
It reminds me of someone else, a little further back in history, who did something similar, George Washington Carver. He saved Southern agriculture. But you can't get a school or even a street named after him.
We have plenty of heros but they are never heard from, I wonder why.