ERIC Number: ED231702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Covering the World Food Story: U.S. Agricultural Exports and the World Food Situation. A Media Source Guide, Issues for the '80s.
Ragsdale, Jane S.; Barua, Teen Kari
One of a series on topics of concern to the U.S. media, this guide is intended to provide journalists with concise, authoritative background information on the U.S. role in the world food situation. Today the United States is the world's greatest exporter of food. The produce of one out of every three acres goes abroad, more than half of it to developing countries. Provided and discussed are tables and charts showing agricultural exports by U.S. region and their percentage share of gross farm sales for selected years; percentage share of agricultural exports by states of region (1980); regional share of agricultural exports by commodities (1980); and the contribution of agricultural exports to employment and farm sale, and state rankings as exporters of agricultural products (1977). The guide discusses debates over the descriptions of the world food situations and variations in prescription--what the well-fed West should do about those hungry millions; also examined are questions that most world food experts agree are crucial. Agricultural research projects of land grant universities are cited as being one of the handiest sources of information on world food issues for the working journalist. The guide concludes with listings of reference materials and resource persons. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on International and Public Affairs, New York, NY.
Note: This guide was prepared under a grant from the Language and Area Research Program. For related documents see SO 014 739-742.