I am pleased to be with you today and to contribute to this multidisciplinary study of food, man, and society. This theme reflects the duality of approach that is essential if an improvement in the nutritional wellbeing of humanity is to be achieved. It is necessary to examine the food-man equation not only in terms of aggregate supplies for a total number but also in terms of constraints on the availability of food to the individual-constraints which may be imposed by society. I shall attempt to pay particular attention to this second, sometimes overlooked, aspect, for it is man’s society and his place in it that, to a large extent, determine whether he has access to sufficient food, or is to be counted, along with his children, among the hordes of the hungry.
KeywordsFood Production Dietary Energy Physiological Requirement National Sample Survey Food Avail
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