norman-borlaug-wheat.jpgNorman Borlaug, 95, who died Saturday night in Dallas, is credited with saving 1 billion lives from famine. His work creating high-yield crop varieties and improving agriculture in the Third World earned him a Nobel Prize.

“Many experts credit the green revolution with averting global famine during the second half of the 20th century.”

(Read this tribute at Dallas Morning News)

Photo from www.normanborlaug.org