Let Them Eat Oil
M. G. Weinbaum, in Eat Oil The Middle East Journal (Autumn 1977),
1761 N St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.
A 13 percent annual increase in food consumption, together with rural out-migration and sluggish farm productivity, threatens the Shah of Iran's ambition to build an industrial society rivaling those of the West, reports Weinbaum, a political scientist at the University of Illinois. Despite crash programs to spur agricultural development, he contends, food policy has fallen victim to the...