Norman Borlaug, a plant scientist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, died. He was 95. Borlaug bred high-yielding crops that increased food production in Mexico, India, and Pakistan, and then throughout the world. According to the New York Times, Borlaug is "credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives" as well as "altering the course of history." "He knew what it was they needed to do, and he didn't give up," says Gary Toenniessen, the director of agricultural programs for the Rockefeller Foundation. "He could just see that this was the answer."
Norman Borlaug Dies
Sep 15, 2009