I start from the premise that adequate nourishment is an essential prerequisite for self control of reproduction and hence that any humane solution of the world's population problems depends fundamentally on greatly accelerated food production. This is the philosophy of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and of the International Institute such as IRRI (rice), CYMMYT (wheat and corn), ICRISAT (sorghum and other dry tropics food crops) and IITA (humid tropics food crops), all of which are dedicated to the improvement of food production in less developed countries where food supply is inadequate or critically low.

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