Some Facts about Norman Borlaug who died recently
September 13, 2009:
- Father of Green Revolution Norman Borlaug was a US agricultural Scientist who was awarded 1970 Nobel Peace Prize.
- He was chosen for Nobel prize for developing high-yielding crops to prevent famine in the developing world.
- The Green Revolution is known for the development of crops such as wheat that delivered better yields than traditional strains.
- Borlaug also received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor of the United States.
- He was also a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honor.
- Borlaug’s discoveries have been credited to have saved over 245 million lives worldwide.