On the resurgent population and food debate

Since Malthus wrote his famous Essay on Population, the world has witnessed great improvements in numerous measures of well-being Ð life expectancy, infant mortality, incidence of famines and plagues, per capita food consumption as well as real per capita incomes. These improvements have come about during rapid population growth in both industrial and developing countries. Food demand and supply projections suggest that growth of supply will fully meet growth of consumption while grain prices continue to decline. While China may increase grain imports early next century, Central and Eastern Europe is likely to emerge as a major grain exporter and thus help to meet the increase in China's imports.


Issue Date:
1997
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/118005
Published in:
Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 41, Issue 1
Page range:
1-17
Total Pages:
17




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