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Some Straws in the Wind


Although most of the rise to ten billion will be in less developed nations, the United States and Europe adumbrate the future for peoples that stabilize population, raise yields, and improve feed conversion. They foreshadow the future for peoples that have some productive agricultural areas and trade with others. The leveling population projections that I began with and the rapid economic growth in such nations as China promise that more and more nations will behave more and more like the developed ones of North America and Europe. So taking Alnerican and European experience and prospects as straws in the windgif, I examine them.

Yasuko Kitajima
Thu Jun 19 16:20:56 PDT 1997