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Norman Borlaug – R.I.P

Just breaking radio silence to note the passing of Norman Borlaug.  Dr. Borlaug helped to develop disease-resistant, high-yield strains of wheat that are estimated to have saved at least 250 million lives in the 20th century, and possibly many more.  To quote Radley Balko (on whose blog I first learned of Dr. Borlaug’s passing): “If one way of measuring a life is by the number of other lives a man saved or bettered, Borlaug was certainly one of the greatest human beings who ever lived.”

Resquiescat In Pace, Dr. Borlaug.  And thank you.

Posted in Misc, Science/Tech.