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Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize-winning scientist, dies at 95

September 13, 2009|Ari B. Bloomekatz

Norman Borlaug, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for developing high-yielding, disease-resistant wheat that brought agricultural self-sufficiency to developing nations around the world, has died, according to Texas A&M University. He was 95.

Borlaug died just before 11 p.m. Saturday in Dallas of complications from cancer, the university said. Borlaug, who is known as the father of the "Green Revolution," is widely credited with saving more than a billion lives by breeding wheat, rice and other crops.

A full obituary will appear Monday in The Times and on latimes.com.

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ari.bloomekatz@latimes.com

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