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"Norman Borlaug is probably the greatest man that has ever lived... by account, he has likely saved over a billion people from starvation worldwide." -Penn Jillette, on the show "Bullshit: Eat This!" ( )

"Perhaps more than anyone else, Borlaug is responsible for the fact that throughout the postwar era, except in sub-Saharan Africa, global food production has expanded faster than the human population, averting the mass starvations that were widely predicted -- for example, in the 1967 best seller Famine -- 1975! The form of agriculture that Borlaug preaches may have prevented a billion deaths. (from )

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