He won the Nobel Prize for saving a billion lives (0r as the left calls it, "white privilege.")
And that was the key. The way to fight diseases that attack wheat and other cereals was not through pesticides and the like, but rather through breeding.. Spoiled, rich liberals today pooh-pooh and demonize GMO food, but mankind has been modifying plants since the dawn of civilization. Indeed, it is what led to civilization. We call it farming....Borlaug's work is credited with sparking what has come to be known as the "Green Revolution" in these countries, defying all predictions and achieving an astounding increase in the production of wheat within the span of a few years.