Agricultural scientist, the "father of the Green Revolution"
Norman Borlaug

Norman Ernest Borlaug (25 March 1914 – 12 September 2009) was an American agronomist and humanitarian who led initiatives worldwide that contributed to the extensive increases in agricultural production termed the Green Revolution. Borlaug was awarded multiple honors for his work, including the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

Born

25 Mar 1914, Norman Ernest Borlaug, in Cresco, Iowa

Died

12 Sep 2009, in Dallas, Texas

Articles

35 Heroes of Freedom: Celebrating the people who have made the world groovier and groovier since 1968, by Reason, Reason, Dec 2003
List of individuals who, according to Reason editors, have "have made the world a freer, better, and more libertarian place by example, invention, or action" (includes the unknown martyr of Tiananmen Square and a generic "The Yuppie")
"The 'father of the Green Revolution' is one Nobel Peace Prize winner (1970) who fully deserved the honor. ... he remains an outspoken critic of environmentalists who attack the biotechnology that will help wipe out world hunger ... and of kleptocrats who fill their own stomachs while their citizens starve."
Norman Earnest Borlaug - Hero of the Day, by John C. LeGere, The Daily Objectivist, 2000

Interviews

Billions Served: Norman Borlaug interviewed by Ronald Bailey, by Norman Borlaug, Ronald Bailey, Reason, Apr 2000

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