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America’s Hunger Super Hero Honored

Photo courtesy of Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
UPDATE Borlaug died September 12, 2009

“Borlaug is believed to have saved more lives than any other person who has ever lived —more than a billion — through his work in agriculture. Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, Founder of the World Food Prize and “Father of the Green Revolution,” received the Congressional Gold Medal, America’s highest civilian honor on July 17 in a ceremony the U.S. Capitol.
Borlaug, 93, became one of only five people in all of history to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. The other four are Nelson Mandela, Elie Wiesel, Mother Teresa and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

– Lancaster Farming Weekly, Ephrata,Pennsylvania

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