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A look at honors bestowed on Norman Borlaug

The Associated Press via YellowBrix

September 14, 2009

Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, the father of the “green revolution,” died Saturday at his home in Dallas at age 95. Here is a look at some of the honors he received:

-Nobel Peace Prize, 1970

-Election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 1970

-Aztec Eagle, Government of Mexico, 1970

-Outstanding Agricultural Achievement Award, World Farm Foundation (USA), 1971

-Presidential Medal of Freedom (USA), 1977

-Jefferson Award, American Institute for Public Service, 1980

-Distinguished Achievement Award in Food and Agricultural Sciences, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (USA), 1982

-The Presidential World without Hunger Award: Educator/Scientist category (USA), 1985

-The Americas Award, The Americas Foundation (USA), 1998

-Jefferson Lifetime Achievement Award (USA), 1997

-Altruistic Green Revolution Award, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1998

-Recognition Award for Contributions to World Wheat and Maize Research and Production, Republic of El Salvador, 1999

-Dedication of Norman E. Borlaug Center for Southern Crop Improvement, Texas A&M University, 1999

-Vannevar Bush Award, National Science Foundation (USA), 2000

-Memorial Centennial Medial of the N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry (Russia), 2000

-Public Welfare Medal, National Academy of Sciences (USA), 2002

-The Rotary International Award for World Understanding and Peace; Barcelona, Spain, 2002

-The Philip Hauge Abelson Prize, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002

-Award for Distinguished Achievements to Science and Medicine, American Council of Science and Health, 2003

-National Medal of Science (USA), 2004

-Padma Vibhushan in Science and Engineering, awarded by the Government of India, 2006

-Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture created as part of the Texas A&M University System, 2006

-Congressional Gold Medal, received 2007

-Texas A&M University honorary doctor of letters degree, 2007 (Borlaug received more than 50 honorary degrees in his career.)

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