Food Surpluses of Industrial Countries and Food Needs of Developing Regions

  • D. Gale Johnson
Part of the World Economic Issues book series (WEI)


Until 1968 agricultural policy-makers in the industrial countries could find some rationalization for the excess food production generated by agricultural price supports and subsidies by pointing to the hunger and malnutrition that was said to exist in many parts of the world. It was not so very long ago that statements that a third or even a half of the world’s population went to bed hungry every night were accepted by many as representative of the truth. Nor was it very long ago that scare headlines or book titles such as Famine 1975, The Hungry Planet and ‘Will We Prevent Mass Starvation?’ were commonplace and plausible because of the prestige of those responsible for such dire actual or implied predictions.


Industrial Country Green Revolution Food Surplus Recipient Country Increase Food Production 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    The discussion of food-aid has been rather liberally taken from a paper by D. G. Johnson, The Struggle Against World Hunger (New York: Foreign Policy Association, 1967), pp. 19–28.Google Scholar
  2. 6.
    Theodore W. Schultz, Transforming Traditional Agriculture (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964). I believe that this is one of the most important books in recent decades. The poor people of the world owe a great deal to Professor Schultz.Google Scholar

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© D. Gale Johnson 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Gale Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ChicagoUSA

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