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It is against the background of that research, to be published quite soon in a book, that I am making the following comments. What seems clear is that consumption on its own does not produce fulfilment. That is one point. The second point is that it is the tragedy of the human race that they have discovered and applied the means of stopping people from dying and of keeping them alive long before being able to answer the question-which they have still not answered-of how to feed the increasing populations that have come on us as a result of these medical and allied advances.

And unless Man's attitudes are changed in time, then the discontent of something like 3,000 million people will overflow and burst and quite possibly destroy the world as a whole. Guppy Professor Kuenen made a very important point which seems to be forgotten in many of these [comments], which is that when Man rose on his hind feet his forelimbs did not atrophy. Throughout all of these deliberations we are considering human beings entirely as a problem. They can also be an asset-provided they can feed themselves.

These fertilizers are produced at the cost of energy and must be transported from the factory to the land-often a considerable distance. Because we expect to need about three times as much food some 40 years hence-to make up for current shortages and feed the foreseeably doubling population-enormous amounts offertilizer are likely to be required. And some think there may be another doubling of human population after that! We need to know inter alia the ratio of recent increases in food production between that obtained through growing highly productive varieties, that obtained by increasing the area cultivated, and that which is due to improved methods used on the existing cultivated land.

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