The Man Who Fed the World

It’s not very often that someone saves a billion lives. The plant geneticist, University of Minnesota alum, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and hall of fame wrestler, Norman Borlaug passed away on Saturday. He developed a strain of wheat that was resistant to disease, could adapt to different climates, with bountiful yields. As a result, he is credited with saving hundreds of millions, if not a billion people from starvation. What a life, what a career, what a man.

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