Norman Borlaug, who, through his research on crop productivity, saved more human lives than any person in history, will be honored tomorrow as the 139th recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal, America's higest civilian honor. The honor is well-deserved. As the Washington Post notes Borlaug
…Ushered in a "green revolution" in agriculture that is credited with expanding access to food and consequently saving the lives of more than 1 billion people.
See my reason interview with Borlaug here.