Howard Buffet en Both ways for Buffet: GMO and Organic <p></p><p>A Midwestern farmer with a well-known last name has set out to fight hunger on a global scale. Howard G. Buffett is the son of Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world. The younger Buffett believes that to help people, you must first make sure they can feed themselves. He has a 3,200-acre farm in Illinois and another in Arizona, where research is being done in hopes of learning how Africans can become better farmers.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Peggy Lowe 20548 at Both ways for Buffet: GMO and Organic Howard Buffett: Farmer of the world <p></p><p>Five years ago, Howard G. Buffett was at a meeting of an international food aid agency when he was told that feeding the millions of starving people in Africa was simple.</p><p>Just give them better seeds, someone said.</p><p>That advice might work on some philanthropists. But Buffett, son of billionaire Warren Buffett, happens to be an Illinois farmer.</p><p>“This guy was explaining to me how to farm and he’d never been on a farm in his life,” he said. “So it really kind of irritated me. I came home and said, ‘OK, I’m going to have data to show these guys.’”</p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 04:57:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 20349 at Howard Buffett: Farmer of the world