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September 14th, 2009
12:31 PM ET

Father of the Green Revolution, Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug dead

You may not recognize his name, but he's credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives.

Nobel peace prize winner Norman Borlaug died in Dallas Saturday night from complications of cancer.

An agricultural scientist, he was known as the father of the "Green revolution."

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
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  1. Mike Armstrong TX.

    This was a great thing this man did but now we need for present day scientist to control the salmenela that comes with mass production.

    September 14, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  2. B.Greenfish66

    All bless ,God bless, the father of the green revolution ..Now and into the future... Green/clean tech was ,is now , and will be the future..

    September 14, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  3. agnes

    would like to bring out this poem of mine in memory of Norman Borlaug

    Save our Environment
    We are all aware,
    In this world we live in,
    The temperature’s fast rising,
    Due to global warming.

    The fresh air we breathe in,
    Has turned to slow poison,
    We just can’t seem to stop,
    The high rise of pollution.

    We are ruthlessly cutting,
    The trees that should grow,
    We are causing disaster,
    No thought for tomorrow.

    The beautiful hills and caves,
    Destroyed by rampant mining,
    No thought for poor villagers,
    Who depend and live on farming.

    This greed for money,
    And no care for the future,
    Has made us all thoughtless,
    By destroying the beauty of nature

    There’ll come a day,
    When our children will cry,
    There’s no drinking water!
    Its all high and dry

    So please let’s start thinking,
    For the future of our generation,
    The legacy we leave them,
    Should show signs of our affection….by Agnes Kharshiing

    September 20, 2009 at 9:41 am |