Science: Chemisfic Eden

If not checked somehow, the earth's population will just about double in the next 70 years, says Chemist Jacob Rosin in a new book, The Road to Abundance (McGraw-Hill; $3.50). But Rosin, who is director of research for the Montrose Chemical Co. of Newark, is equally sure that a "chemistic society" can provide food and other necessities for an even larger population. In collaboration with Max Eastman, he tells how he thinks it can be done.

The first step toward a chemistic society, says Rosin, is to give up plants, except as decorations. Plants,...

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