This book, first published in 1986, is a major reference work for the political discussions arising out of the 1985 Congress revisions of US food and farm laws. It covers production, distribution and consumption of food, analyses international as well as domestic problems, and presents new ways forward. Emphasising public policy and programmes, the book has chapters on agricultural production; environmental and resource problems; food marketing; domestic hunger and nutrition; and world hunger and development.
1. Introduction: the Continuing Crisis 2. Land and Food: Who Controls Production and Marketing? 3. Fire in the Earth: Technology, Resources and the Environment 4. Glut of Hunger: An Analysis of Federal Food Assistance Programmes 5. World Hunger, World Markets 6. Conclusions: Toward the Year 2000