Norman Borlaug — American Scientist born on March 25, 1914,

Norman Ernest Borlaug was an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest spokesperson" and "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". He is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal and was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor... (wikipedia)

Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.
Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.
During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago.
Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless.