Norman Borlaug (1914-2009)

Norman Borlaug has died (September 12, 2009). Lines like he “saved more lives than any man in human history” are thrown around about this guy. He is one of only five people to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. The other four are Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Elie Wiesel. Not bad company.

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