At the beginning of the 1970’s, global grain reserves were level and food prices were low however as the decade progressed crop production plummeted leading to a food crisis. Originally published in the aftermath in 1977, Crosson and Frederick set out to explore the ability of agricultural output to meet the global food demands of future generations. This study analyses how resources and environmental factors would affect food production in developing countries and the United States until the end of the 21st Century. The environmental impacts of land levels, fertiliser and pesticide use are explored in relation to the challenges of meeting food demands. This title will be of interest to students of environmental studies.
Table of Contents
1. Background and Summary 2. Food Consumption and the Growing Food Gap in the Developing Nations 3. Resource and Technological Factors in Accelerating Agricultural Production in the Developing Areas 4. Nature and Management of Environmental Impacts of Agriculture 5. Environmental Impacts of Food Production in the Developing Countries 6. Resource Implications for the United States of Increasing Food Production 7. Environmental Implications for the United States of Increasing Food Production