Norman Borlaug saved more than a billion lives with a “miracle wheat” that averted mass starvation, becoming 1 of only 5 people to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Congressional Gold Medal. He said, “Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.”

Dr. Norman Borlaug to celebrate 95th birthday on March 25

Dr. Norman E. Borlaug to celebrate 95th birthday

Norman Ernest Borlaug was born in the small northeast Iowa town of Cresco on March 25, 1914. (READ DR. BORLAUG’S DETAILED HISTORY HERE) After earning a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Minnesota, he joined the Rockefeller Foundation in Mexico. There, he developed a “miracle wheat” that tripled grain output and moved the country to self-sufficiency. Dr. Borlaug then took his high-yield, disease-resistant wheat to Pakistan and India, averting the mass famine and starvation that had been widely predicted.

It is estimated that Dr. Borlaug saved more than a billion lives through his breakthrough work in agriculture. He won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for averting worldwide fa… Continue Reading