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'Green Revolutionary' Borlaug honored in US Capitol

A statue of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug stands after an unveiling ceremony in Statuary Hall at the US Capitol in Washington on March 25, 2014Norman Borlaug, whose work on disease-resistant wheat is credited with saving up to one billion lives, on Tuesday received his latest posthumous honor — a statue in the US Capitol. On what would have been Borlaug’s 100th birthday, lawmakers unveiled a seven-foot (two-meter) bronze likeness of the father of the “Green Revolution” in the National Statuary Hall in the heart of the Capitol where each state dedicates two statues. “Upwards of one billion lives have been saved across the world,” said Senator Tom Harkin from Borlaug’s home state of Iowa.

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