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Norman Borlaug

Born:  March 25, 1914
Location: Cresco, Iowa
Died:  September 12, 2009

Awards:  Nobel Peace Prize
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Congressional Gold Medal
National Medal of Science
Padma Vibhushan
Rotary International Award

He is credited with save over 245 million lives, Borlaug is best known as the father of the Green Revolution.  His works in biotechnology, including the development of disease resisting crop strains, have increased the food supply in Mexico and Asia.

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Nobel Peace Prize