Ever wanted to know what a true hero scientist looks like?
Norman Borlaug won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. He developed disease-resistant wheat and methods to prevent famine in developing nations. He championed the use of advanced agriculture to fight hunger worldwide, and in his life he likely saved billions of lives.
Borlaug championed the idea of teaching men to fish (or grow better crops) instead of simply giving them fish to eat.
He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2006, according to the university’s Web site.
The agriculture institute at [Texas A&M] was named after him in 2006.
Borlaug also created the World Food Prize, which recognized the work of scientists and humanitarians who have helped fight world hunger through advanced agriculture, the university said.
Borlaug died of complications from cancer at age 95.
There are so few true heroes among us.
Rest in peace, sir.
H/T Michelle Malkin.
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