ERIC Number: ED125972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
World Food Problems and Prospects. Foreign Affairs Study 20.
Johnson, D. Gale
Several actual or claimed world food problems are addressed. Following a general discussion of the problems in chapters 1 and 2, chapter 3 investigates the food crisis of 1973 and 1974 and determines that it was the result of many factors occurring in a relatively short time. Affluence, discussed in chapter 4, or the increasing per capita income in the industrial countries, has been blamed for food shortages in the developing countries. Chapter 5 expresses a concern that the world has entered a period of permanently increased food prices due to energy shortages, crop production needs, increased population growth, and rising per capita income. Chapter 6 notes that grain reserves which were accumulated in North America as a result of farm price policies during the 1950s and 1960s provided stability for world grain prices. The potential for increasing food production in the developing countries is discussed in chapter 7. Chapter 8 presents the possibility of the world population being more adequately fed in a decade, based on its potential to (1) reduce birth rates in the developing countries to improve per capita food supplies, (2) have the political will to give food problems the continuing priority required to increase food production, and (3) recognize that long-term efforts to solve world food problems must be made. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Birth Rate, Cost Indexes, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Food, Food Standards, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Grains (Food), Income, Population Growth, World Problems
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1150 17th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00, discounts available)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.