Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 14, 1973 · Page 7
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Expert Urges 'Food Bank' To Combat Global Shortage Golesburg. Registef*MoiI,jgdteabur.a, 111,Thursdov/ June J 4^ If ?3 n ? By JOHN P. BARTON WASHINGTON (DPI) - A food exf«ft has recommended creation, of a World Food Bank to ease the worst global food shortage in 20 yearn. Washington Window Lester R.. Brown, <a Senior Fellow at the Overseas Development Council, told UPI that world food reserves are at their lowest I'avel in two decades with Utile chance for rebuilding the major buffer stockpiles of grain, "And that's worse than it sounds, because consumption has increased greatly during .this, |>edbd," Brown said. Brown recommended estab- lishirtenit of a World Food Bahk, patterned from the internation­ al Monetary Fund, that would regulate a global food reserve. Such a bank could purchase certain commodities In the world market when prices dropped below a sot level, and sell them when Bcarctty caused prices to soar, Brown said. Minimum Level Wanted "This would serve the very desirable purpose of ... providing incentives for producers. At the same time, it would prevent the sort of prices that can cause a great deal of stress and suffering in the world," Brown said. An alternative solution would be for each nation to maintain a minimum level of food reserves which all together would create a "buffer at the global level against a poor crop For Father's Day Bulova Accutron Make Father's Day a real red letter day. Give him an Accutron date and day watch. Guaranteed accurate to within a minute a month,* And Guaranteed to please. ROBERT EICHHORN MEMBER REGISTERED JEWELER AMERICAN GEM SOCIETY 250 E. MAIN ST. PH. 342-2415 figgS? *We will adjust to this tolerance, If necessary. Guarantee Is for one year, year," Brown said, Brown said tJfoe major drain on world exportable grain supplies is coming from affluent nations, not the poor countries. "The Soviet Union, for example, Is planning to import this fiscal year IB million! tons of grain. That's more food than any country in history has ever Imported before, and it came somewhat unexpectedly," Brown said. "Japan will this year probably impoirt in excess / of 1.5 million tons of grain. Japanese internal grain production, incidentally, is now trending downward very rapidly," he said, Grain Supplies Dwindling Brown said the vast American grain surpluses that fed much of the underdeveloped world during the last 25 years are a thing of the past. The world surpluses were the result of two basic factors— "very large reserves, often surpluses of grain stocks, particularly in the principal exporting countries, and idled crop land in the United States, crop land Idled under farm programs which have totaled roughly 59 million acres on the average for many years now. "Suddenly we find ourselves in a situation where world reserves of grain are dawn to the-lowest level in 20 years ... and where at least two thirds of our 50 million acres of idled crop land will be back in production this year," Brown said, "And so we find ourselves going into a new crop year several months hence without any appreciable buildup in grain reserves from the new crops that'll be coming in this summer and fall, and no idle land of any appreciable scale to fall back on,'' he said. Maquon Church Group Sets Sale MAQUON — Miaquon United Meitlhodtot Women will hold a tatfejke sate ait itfhe (Maquon fire stiaihlom June 23 storting 9 a.rn., Pfennig, were discussed when members of the group met June 11. Mrs. Donald Sweiairfagien gave a progmam on Hymnology, and R'oiblbie Bird pnovided piano accompaniment Forty sick, calls were made by itlhe group during the past monflh, it was reported. Mrs. Robert Bird was hostess. 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