Dr. Norman Ernest Borlaug (1914-2009)
He devoted his life to ending the human misery of famine in destitute third world countries, often living and working in harsh, squalid conditions in remote regions of Mexico to Africa. He also understood that large numbers of miserable, hungry people contributes to world instability. He didn’t seek fame and fortune for himself, and few people outside of the scientific field have even heard of him.
He embodied kindness, compassion, and a conviction to save the lives of fellow human beings, regardless of their race, creed and religion. No other man in human history can compare to his legacy of service to mankind.
“He made the world a better place,” said close friend Dr. Ed Runge, retired head of Texas A&M University's Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. "A much better place."
A truly great man, an inspiration. I started to compare his legacy to the work of our present day "Oh so concerned" activists and got too angry, so I have deleted that because today is for appreciating his work for what it is and him for the man he was.