New Wheats and Social Progress

  title={New Wheats and Social Progress},
  author={Louis P. Reitz},
  pages={952 - 955}
  • L. Reitz
  • Published 4 September 1970
  • Economics
  • Science
Will the upward trend in all food production, so dramatically exemplified by the new wheats, be adequate to meet the needs of the growing population? Yes, for a while. No one knows for how long (14). The prophets of doom will undeniably be proved right in the long run unless their basic assumptions are nullified by concrete acts, and soon. At some point in time, either a zero population growth must be achieved or vast new sources of food must be developed, and purchasing power increased. There… 
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