Man, Food, and Environmental Interrelationships

  • Lester R. Brown
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 7)


Pressure on world food supplies is leading to the emergence of a global politics of food scarcity. The resulting high food prices and shortages are an inconvenience for affluent societies and individuals, but they place poor nations and the poor within them in a dangerous predicament. When global food reserves are low, the ability of the international community to provide relief and respond to emergencies such as droughts or crop failures is greatly diminished. The longterm trend is disturbing; global demand for foodstuffs is outrunning the productive capacity of the world’s farmers and fishermen.


Food Price World Food Food Scarcity Past Generation Food Problem 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lester R. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Worldwatch InstituteUSA

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