Norman Borlaug: The Man Who Saved More People Than Anyone Else in History, Has Died

I don't plan to talk much about current events on this blog, but Norman Borlaug more than anybody deserves an exception. No person in history has done more good for the world than Dr. Borlaug.

Dr. Norman Borlaug was an agricultural scientist who developed high-yield crop techniques and other agricultural innovations, credited with averting global famine in the latter half of the 20th century. He is "The Man Who Fed the World".

By some estimates, he saved over a billion people (that's with a 'B') from starvation.

"He has probably done more and is known by fewer people than anybody that has done that much."

Dr. Borlaug died last night from complications from cancer. He was 95.


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