Dallas: Scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug rose from his childhood on an Iowa farm to develop a type of wheat that helped feed the world, fostering a movement that is credited with saving up to 1 billion people from starvation. Borlaug, 95, died on Saturday from complications of cancer at his Dallas home, said Kathleen Phillips, a spokesman for Texas A&M University where Borlaug was a distinguished professor. 'Norman E Borlaug saved more lives than any man in human history,' said Josette Sheeran, executive director of the U.N. World Food Program. 'His heart was as big as his brilliant mind, but it was his passion and compassion that moved the world.'
Image: Norman Borlaug, visiting professor at Texas A&M University, and the 1970 Nobel Prize recipient, looks over some sorghum tests in this October 30, 1996. The Nobel Prize-winning agricultural scientist has died in Texas at age 95.
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