Food Crisis in the 21st Century: Specter or Reality?

The world's population in the last half of the 21 st century will be huge, likely double the current 5.5 billion, entailing a tremendous increase in food needs. However, due to past degradation of resources, unpredictability of technological progress, vicissitudes of climate, and inadequate incomes, many of these people may be hungry, especially in the less developed areas of the world where high population growth rates will still continue well into the coming century. Therefore, now is the time for a renewed concern about food security for all people. Major attention should particularly be directed to the currently food-short low income countries, which need to increase their food production and improve its distribution. And international negotiations like the current GATT negotiations should explicitly focus on the food security needs of these countries.

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