FOOD: Looking Toward Tomorrow

As delegates to the World Food Conference prepared to return home last weekend, some, at least, were dogged by an uncomfortable awareness that the twelve-day meeting had produced more food for thought than for the starving millions whose chances of survival diminished with the passing of each wasted day in Rome. Toward the end of the conference, former Bangladesh Food Minister Amirul Islam tried desperately to focus the attention of the farsighted reformers on the immediacy of the task before them. At a press conference, Islam announced that 100,000 people in his impoverished, famine-stricken country had died in the previous...

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