U.S. and World Food Situation: Hearings, Before the Subcommittee on Agricultural Production, Marketing, and Stabilization of Prices and Subcommittee on Foreign Agricultural Policy of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, United States Senate, Ninety-third Congress, First Session

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Стр. 90 - The availability of arable land is important, but perhaps even more important to the future will be the availability of water for agricultural purposes. In many regions of the world, fertile agricultural land is available if water can be found to make it produce. Yet most of the rivers that lend themselves to damming and to irrigation have already been developed. Future efforts to expand fresh water supplies for agricultural purposes will increasingly focus on such techniques as the diversion of...
Стр. 94 - ... continue to rise every year. Many marine biologists now feel that the global catch of table-grade fish is at or near the maximum sustainable level. A large number of the 30 or so leading species of commercial-grade fish currently may be over-fished, that is, stocks will not sustain even the current level of catch.
Стр. 101 - The jump in per acre yields in most developing countries appears dramatic largely because their yields traditionally have been so low relative to the potential. But today rice yields per acre in India and Nigeria still...
Стр. 184 - marginal men," men and women living in "absolute poverty"; trapped in a condition of life so limited as to prevent realization of the potential of the genes with which they are born; a condition of life so degrading as to insult human dignity...
Стр. 90 - Other parts of the world, including particularly the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, north Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, and the Andean countries, are losing disturbingly large acreages of cropland each year because of severe erosion.
Стр. 100 - ... an assurance the affluent nations may be less able to provide in the future if the current system of autonomous, nationally oriented food planning is allowed to continue without modification.
Стр. 96 - States brought back into production a small portion of the 50 million idle acres, and again in 1971, as a result of the corn blight in the United States. In 1973, in response to growing food scarcities, world grain reserves once more declined, and the...
Стр. 200 - The committee shall report to the House (or to the Clerk of the House if the House is not in session) as soon as practicable during the present Congress the results of its investigation and study, together with such recommendations as it deems advisable.
Стр. 103 - Morally it makes no difference whether a man is killed in war or is condemned to starve to death by the indifference of others.
Стр. 91 - In addition to arable land, fresh water, and energy, fertilizer is also now in short supply, and the outlook is for higher prices. In part this is because the manufacture of nitrogen fertilizer, the most widely used chemical fertilizer, commonly utilizes natural gas as a raw material, and in part because the manufacturing process consumes large amounts of energy. Fertilizer requirements over the remaining years of this century will soar to phenomenal levels. If the projected end of century...

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