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Sunday, September 13, 2009

A loss to the entire world.

No other person on earth today, perhaps in history, is responsible for saving so many human lives.  Chances are, if you have eaten today, it's thanks to Norman Borlaug.

Humanity has lost a great hero.


Norman Borlaug, the man who saved more human lives than anyone else in history, has died at age 95. Borlaug was the Father of the Green Revolution, the dramatic improvement in agricultural productivity that swept the globe in the 1960s. For spearheading this achievement, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.

 ... elsewhere
Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug died. Even though he won the Nobel Peace Prize, he was never a household name. He should be because you could argue he saved more people than anyone else in Human history. How? His grain research improved crop yields that helped nations like India and Pakistan feed their growing populations.


"One of his favourite quotes was: 'Reach for the stars. Although you will never touch them, if you reach hard enough, you will find that you get a little star dust on you in the process.'"

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