Oil and Starvation

February 1974
New Republic;2/2/74, Vol. 170 Issue 5, p4
Focuses on the starvation problem due to food and oil shortage in India, Africa and Latin America. Dependence of food supply and irrigation on small motors running on oil; Comments regarding effect of the Arab nations boycott oil to the U.S. on food supply; Decline in grain reserves expressed in days' consumption; Effect of increase in prices of fertilizer and its shortage on food supply; Emergency food supplies sent by the U.S. to the affected countries; Reduction in the exports of fertilizer from Japan; Opinion that chances for a bumper crops are there but high prices of fertilizer might effect hungry areas.


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