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A distinguished professor of international agriculture at Texas A&M University since 1989, Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for launching the “Green Revolution” in Asia and for his efforts to end famine in underdeveloped countries. His development of high-yield, adaptable dwarf wheat is regarded as a milestone in the war on hunger. An article in Atlantic Monthly in 1997 said Borlaug “has saved more lives than any other person who ever lived.”