ECONOMICS: 200,000,000 More

Two figures released in Washington last week dramatized world hunger as well as figures could. The first dealt with food. Reported Secretary General Dennis A. FitzGerald of the 35-nation International Emergency Food Council, after a tally of world harvests: this year's food production would come to only 93% of prewar.

Despite the millions in Europe and Asia to whom World War II brought death,* FitzGerald's survey estimated that world population had risen by some 200,000,000 in the past decade. This was like adding "another North America" to the claimants for the world's food supply.

Said Economist FitzGerald with dry, official...

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