The god father of the Green Revolution
Norman Borlaug, developed a dwarf wheat variety in Mexico. The wheat types he created there served as an example of what could be done with other major crops all over the world. Norman Ernest Borlaug (born March 25, 1914) is an American agronomist, humanitarian, and Nobel laureate, and has been called the father of the Green Revolution. Borlaug is one of five people in history to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.
Awardee of the Padma Vibhushan
He is also an awardee of the Padma Vibhushan, India’s highest civilian honor to non-citizens of exemplary accomplishment. Borlaug’s discoveries have been estimated to have saved over 245 million lives worldwide. In 1986, he established the World Food Prize to recognize individuals who have improved the quality, quantity or availability of food around the globe.
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