Scientist who ‘saved 245m lives’ dies aged 95

| 13/09/2009

(Times Online): India paid tribute today to Norman Borlaug, the late American agricultural scientist who won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for developing high-yield crops that helped to prevent millions of people from dying of famine across the developing world. Borlaug, known as the father of the “green revolution” that transformed agriculture in India and many other poor countries in the 1960s, died last night from cancer complications in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 95. Sharad Pawar, the Indian Minister of Agriculture, said that India and many other nations owed a debt of gratitude to "this outstanding personality” for helping to forge world peace and saving the lives of 245 million people worldwide.

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  1. SDA Committee for Legalizing Ganja says:

    He was an atheist, by the way…