World: The Third World: Seeds of Revolution

TIME was when food experts round the world regularly issued gloomy forecasts of impending famine and starvation for the earth's exploding population. That rarely happens these days, thanks largely to the Green Revolution brought about by new, high-yield strains of wheat and rice. Thus, when 1,200 authorities wound up the second meeting of the World Food Congress in The Hague last week, the emphasis was less on the problems of paucity than on those of plenty.

Unless the Green Revolution is carefully managed, said The Netherlands' Addeke H. Boerma, director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the result...

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