Dr. Norman E. Borlaug is credited with saving more lives than any other person who has ever lived. Through his scientific breakthroughs, he developed a strain of wheat that saved upwards of one billion people from famine and starvation. His techniques have been adapted around the globe, and he was honored with the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his achievements. In 1986, Dr. Borlaug founded the World Food Prize to inspire and recognize the similar achievements that are needed to feed our ever-expanding world.
For more on Dr. Borlaug, visit http://www.worldfoodprize.org/borlaug