Environemntal, Health and Safety News has a post on the passing of the father of the green revolution, Norman Borlaug - Father of Green Revolution, Norman Borlaug, Dies at 95.
While opinion continues to be divided on the ultimate benefit of the industrial agriculture paradigm he helped to pioneer, he did succeed in making food cheap and relatively abundant for many decades.
Energy Bulletin has a roundup of other commentary on Borlaug's life.
Norman Borlaug, a genuinely remarkable man and the father of the Green Revolution in agriculture, has died of cancer at his Dallas home aged 95. His life's work on developing high-yield, disease-resistant crops has been credited with having saved an estimated one billion people from famine, and one billion hectares of forest and rainforest from being cleared for agricultural production.