Originally published in 1952. In this fascinating book that examines the statistics, the term food supplies is interpreted in a wide sense and it deals among other matters with such subjects as supplies from home agriculture and from overseas; food consumption; controls, rationing and price regulations, and Government purchasing of food. Included are chapters on world food supplies, international organizations concerned with food and agriculture, and development schemes in the Commonwealth and colonies. Food supply from the eighteenth century onwards is outlined and the dependence on imported food is discussed.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Retrospect 2. Diversity of Foods 3. Food Consumption Between the First and Second World Wars 4. Food Supply Sources Before the Second World War 5. Effects of the Second World War on Britain’s Sources of Food Supplies 6. Food Consumption During the Second World War 7. Food Controls, Rationing and Price Regulation 8. Government Purchasing of Food 9. Communal Feeding 10. Food Supplies and Consumption Since the War 11. The World’s Food Supplies 12. International Organizations 13. Development Schemes in the Commonwealth and Colonies 14. Prospects for the Future. Statistical Appendix
Kevin Fenelon was Director of Statistics and Intelligence at the Ministry of Food in the years after the Second World War.