Population and Food examines recent trends in food production and assesses the prospects for feeding humanity in the twenty-first century. With case studies from throughout the developed and developing world, the book suggests that food production in most world regions has kept ahead of population growth, that future food production prospects are encouraging, and that in all probability the people of the world will be better fed in the twenty-first than in the twentieth century.
1. Pessimists and Optimists 2. Population and Food Today 3. Population and Food - Recent Trends 4. Exploring the Future: Demand and Supply 5. Exploring the Future: Potentials and Constraints 6. Exploring the Future: Regional Vignettes 7. Conclusions, Forecasts, Caveats, Tempered Hope