Tough Choices: Facing the Challenge of Food Scarcity

Tough Choices: Facing the Challenge of Food Scarcity

by Lester R. Brown
     
 

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In a world where the need for seafood and grain for the 90 million people being added each year is being satisfied in part by reducing consumption among those already here, the world has little choice but to try and quickly slow population growth. Historically, farmers and fishermen bore the primary responsibility for balancing supply and demand. Now with the fish

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In a world where the need for seafood and grain for the 90 million people being added each year is being satisfied in part by reducing consumption among those already here, the world has little choice but to try and quickly slow population growth. Historically, farmers and fishermen bore the primary responsibility for balancing supply and demand. Now with the fish catch no longer expanding and with the growth in grain production slowing, the principal responsibility rests with the family planners.
Published for the World Food Conference to be held in Rome in November, this provocative book assesses the current food scarcity situation and proposes steps that can be taken to expand food production and buy additional time to stabilize population. Part of the Worldwatch Environmental Alert series.

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In this contribution to the World Food Summit (Rome, November 1996), Brown<-->president of the environmental research organization Worldwatch Institute<-->argues that pressures on global food supplies by growing populations and affluence will result in scarcity and rising prices. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780393315738
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/17/1996
Series:
Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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