Originally published in 1993. This study was written in 1946 having been commissioned by a large corporation in the food industry. The insights from this agricultural economics perspective even now are highly interesting. At the time there was real concern over food shortage and the UN and US government assumed there would be a problem for a long time to come. This study showed otherwise and set out suggestions for food policy and foreign aid policy with regards to food. This thorough study is an exemplary snapshot of the history of food policy and has lessons still to share.
Foreword. Highlights of the Study 1. Why the Food Emergency of 1945/46 Will Not Recur in 1946/7 2. Building the Food Crisis Into an International New Deal 3. The World's Food Supply 4. The World Demand for Food 5. Notes on Important Food Stuffs Other than Grain: Animals, Meat and the Problem of Maximum Prices 6. Recommended Policies. Appendices. Epilogue
Reissuing works originally published between 1952 and 1999, this set provides a wide spread of scholarship on issues surrounding food provision throughout the world. The earlier books look at import and export changes during times when previous trade routes and options changed while later ones mostly consider food assistance policies, poverty and famine, and welfare. These books cover third world studies, economics, anthropology, politics, environment, agriculture and population studies as well as food and nutrition.