Evangelina Villegas was born on October 24, 1924 and died on April 24, 2017.
She was a Mexican cereal biochemist.
Evangelina Villegas work with maize led to the development of quality protein maize (QPM).
Together with Surinder Vasal, she shared the 2000 World Food Prize for this achievement.
Evangelina Villegas passed away at 92 years old.