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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 17. July 23, 1968

Population Control

Population Control

"Food production without population control generates hunger, and the only solution is to control population while increasing the food supply," Dr F. B. Shorland, food chemistry division, DSIR, said in a recent winter term lecture entitled "Synthetic Foods".

"The prospects for new sources of food to replace those now in use depend in part on costs and acceptability," he said.

He then considered three sources for future foods; chemical, plant and animal.

Protein is gained from chemicals most readily as a by-product of petroleum refinery.

This source may provide up to 20 million tons of protein a year, almost doubling the present world production, he said.

"Oil seeds represent a cheap protein resource which is at present inadequately exploited," he said.