Agriculture Pioneer Norman Borlaug dies

The father of the Green Revolution, Norman Borlaug, died today at the age of 95.

He is instrumental in starting the Green Revolution with his high yield disease resistant dwarf wheat and possibly averted a worldwide famine in the late 20th Century. He won the Nobel Peace prize for agricultural innovation and the development of high-yield crops in 1970.

May he rest in peace.

News report on his death by BBC News.

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