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Borlaug, Norman Ernest

Born: 1914 AD
Currently alive, at 102 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Scientist

1914 – He was born on the 25th of March in Cresco, Iowa, U.S.

         – He was one of those who laid the groundwork of the so-called Green Revolution, the agricultural technological advance that promised to alleviate world hunger.

1941 – He studied plant biology and forestry at the University of Minnesota and earned a Ph.D. in plant pathology.

1942 – 1944 – He was a microbiologist on the staff of the du Pont de Nemours Foundation.

         – He studied plant biology and forestry at the University of Minnesota and earned a Ph.D. in plant pathology.

         – He also created a wheat–rye hybrid known as triticale. The increased yields resulting from Borlaug’s new strains enabled many developing countries to become agriculturally self-sufficient.

1960 – Borlaug served as director of the Inter-American Food Crop Program and as director of the International Maize.

1964 – He served as Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico City.

1968 – He became a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

1970 – He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his contributions to world peace through increasing food supply.

1977 – He was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.

1984 – His name was placed in the National Agricultural Hall of Fame.

2002 – He was Public Welfare Medal from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

         – He was Rotary International Award for World Understanding and Peace.

2004 – He was recipient of the National Medal of Science.

2006 – The United States Senate by unanimous consent passed the Congressional Tribute to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Act of 06′.