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Nobel Prize winner Norman Borlaug dies at 95

NOBEL Prize-winning agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug has died in Texas at age 95.

Known as the father of the "green revolution," Borlaug won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in combating world hunger.

Texas A&M University spokeswoman Kathleen Phillips said Borlaug died just before 11 pm yesterday at his home in Dallas.

The Nobel committee honored Borlaug in 1970 for contributions to high-yield crops and other agricultural innovations in the developing world. Many experts credit his green revolution with averting global famine during the second half of the 20th century.

The Iowa-born Borlaug remained active well into his 90s, campaigning for the use of biotechnology to fight hunger and working on projects to alleviate poverty.


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