Population and Food: The Malthusian Myth

  • John Gribbin


If there is to be any future for mankind at all, we must have food to eat. The relationship between world population and available food supply lies at the very heart of any attempt to peer into the future, and compared with this even such important problems as the supply of energy and raw materials must take second place. And this relationship is what produced the most dramatic and highly publicised curves of the limits to growth modellers, some of which were shown here in Chapter One, the doomsday forecasts which made the whole futures debate take off in the 1970s outside the cosy talking shops of the professional futures games players.


World Food Food Crisis Conventional Food Future Debate World Food Supply 
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© The Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, and John Gribbin 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Gribbin
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  1. 1.Science Policy Research UnitUniversity of SussexBrightonEngland

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