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article imageNobel Prize Recipient Norman Borlaug Dies at 95

By John Louie S. Ramos     Sep 13, 2009 in Science
Norman Borlaug, the agricultural scientist and Nobel Prize winner commonly referred to as the father of the "green revolution", died Saturday in Texas.
Borlaug won the prestigious award for his active role in combating hunger saved hundred millions of lives, according to the AP.
Texas A&M University spokeswoman Kathleen Phillips announced Borlaug had passed, saying the distinguished professor died "just before 11 p.m. Saturday at his home in Dallas from complications of cancer."
The Nobel Prize committee honored Borlaug in 1970 mainly due to his contributions in agricultural innovations and developing high-yield crop varieties that were much needed in the worldwide famine experienced during the later part of the 20th century.
Borlaug led researches on improved strains of rice and corn that were helpful in parts of the world such as Asia, the Middle East, South America and Africa.
"We would like his life to be a model for making a difference in the lives of others and to bring about efforts to end human misery for all mankind," his children said in a published statement. He was 95.
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