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Who Will Feed China?: Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet
     

Who Will Feed China?: Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet

by Lester R. Brown
 

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ISBN-10: 039331409X

ISBN-13: 2900393314099

Pub. Date: 09/17/1995

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The extraordinary growth in affluence of China's 1.2 billion people could wreak havoc with world food prices, rising them to unfamiliar levels. Multiplying 1.2 billion times anything-another kilogram of pork per person, another egg, another bottle of beer- is a lot.

Overview

The extraordinary growth in affluence of China's 1.2 billion people could wreak havoc with world food prices, rising them to unfamiliar levels. Multiplying 1.2 billion times anything-another kilogram of pork per person, another egg, another bottle of beer- is a lot.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900393314099
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/17/1995
Series:
Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168

Table of Contents

I. China: Taking Inventory33
2. Another Half-Billion35
3. Moving Up the Food Chain44
4. The Shrinking Cropland Base54
5. Spreading Water Scarcity66
6. Raising Cropland Productivity75
II. The Shifting World Grain Balance87
7. The Growing Grain Deficit89
8. Competition for Grain102
III. Facing Scarcity119
9. Entering a New Era121
10. Priorities in an Era of Scarcity131
Notes143
Index159

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