Norman Borlaug, who is known as the father of the Green Revolution, died Saturday night in Dallas from cancer.
Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. He developed high-yielding, disease-resistant wheat that has been used to prevent famine in developing countries.
Texas A&M University officials said Borlaug, a distinguished professor of international agriculture in the university’s department of soil and crop sciences, dedicated his life to fighting world hunger.
According to the Associated Press, a memorial service open to the public has been scheduled for Oct. 6 at Texas A&M University.