A geneticist and plant pathologist, Borlaug, retiree from CIMMYT and Texas A&M University, was a central figure in the “green revolution.” He collaborated with Mexican scientists on problems of wheat improvement and more recently with scientists from other parts of the world, especially India and Pakistan, in adapting the new wheats to new lands and in gaining acceptance for their production. His steadfast commitment to improved grain varieties for developing countries gained him numerous awards from many different countries. Among the awards are the APS Award of Distinction in 2007 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.
(Submitted for publication in July 2008.)
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