U.S. Congress to Honor "Father of Green Revolution" with Top Award

By ACSH Staff — Jul 16, 2007
A July 16, 2007 article by Andrew Mytelk describes Congress's award to ACSH Trustee Dr. Norman Borlaug:

A July 16, 2007 article by Andrew Mytelk describes Congress's award to ACSH Trustee Dr. Norman Borlaug:

Norman E. Borlaug, an agricultural scientist known as the "Father of the Green Revolution" for his work to improve the characteristics of crops like corn and wheat, is adding to his haul of awards. Mr. Borlaug, who is ninety-three and a professor of soil and crop sciences at Texas A&M University at College Station, will receive on Tuesday the Congressional Gold Medal to recognize his many accomplishments. The award, Congress's highest honor for a civilian, will make Mr. Borlaug one of only five people to win a Nobel Prize (in Peace, 1970), a Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977), and a Congressional Gold Medal, according to the American Council on Science and Health, for which he has served as a founding director. The other four are Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Elie Wiesel. Good company.