FOOD: The Greater Danger

The high price of food not only harassed the housewife, it harassed an Administration caught in the middle of a world crisis. Last week, testifying on the President's $350 million relief bill, Herbert Hoover showed how acute that crisis had become.

The world could not feed itself. The U.S., Canada, Argentina and Australia, representing only 8% of the world's population, were supplying 90% of the world's food exports. They would have to do better or the world would starve.

Facts & Contradictions. Hoover's testimony limned a desperate situation. England's crops had been badly damaged by spring floods. Much of Europe's winter...

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