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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tutiday. Dtctmbtr 10, 1974 The Edge of the Wilderness A Portrait of the Canadian North by Frank E Schoonover 19.95 Struggle with the elements, the pride and integrity of the people who called the North their home the stark physical beauty of the wilderness can all be found in this uniquely visual and literary documentation Dirty-30 s 795 Dirty-30 is a book about football the players the game the reporters, and life on and off the field Written by Jim Young of the B C Lions with Jim Taylor OP COOKING Mil All! 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Prov Apt No Code Reducing damages from pests could double world food supply New York Times Service NEW YORK Each year, scientists estimate, at least half of the world's critically short food supply is consum- ed or destroyed by insects, molds, rodents, birds and other pests that at- tack foodstuffs in fields, during ship- ment and in storage. Experts believe that control of even part of these losses may be the fastest and least costly way of substantially increasing the food available to the world's millions of hungry and malnourished people, who survive primarily on grains. If the field pests and pathogens that attack the world's principal cereal grains wheat, rice, corn, sorghums and millets were more adequately controlled, these experts estimate that an additional 200 million tons of grain would be available to feed one billion people each year. More effective control of storage pests in large and small granaries throughout the world could mean an immediate 25 per cent increase in edi- ble grains without any change in agricultural productivity. In some cases, solutions to pest problems, such as keeping rodents out of grain stores, are already in hand and need only to be implemented, par- ticularly in those poor countries where most of the world's grain eaters live. But other pest defenses require con- siderable research to develop simple, economical and ecologically sound control measures with worldwide applicability. The problem of food losses to pests is by no means limited to the developing countries where traditional agricultural practices, haphazard shipping and primitive storage methods often prevail. In the United States, according to the best estimates of the department of agriculture, a third of the nation's potential harvest is sacrificed to insects, disease and weeds despite control measures. Dr. Elvin C. Stakman, plant pathologist at the University of Minnesota, has calculated that American farmers plant "the equivalent of 75 million acres of crop land to teed weeds, insects and plant pathogens instead of human beings. Up to 10 per cent of crops may be left in the field after harvest and another 5 to 10 per cent are consumed or destroyed by insects, molds and rodents during storage. An estimated total, then, of between 40 and 60 per cent of the potential American crop is unavailable for human consumption. In the less developed countries, the problem is similar but often of much greater magnitude. In India, for ex- ample, losses of 70 per cent of foods placed in storage are not uncommon. A half dozen rats consume the amount of grain that could sustain a man, not to mention what the animals may stash away as "reserves." A con- sultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization in Pakistan dug out a ro- dent burrow in a rice field and un- covered a 10 pound grain reserve. The consultant, E. W. Bentley, said that local farmers commonly allow poor people to raid these burrows after the rice is harvested, with perhaps 20 per cent of what the rats store being reclaimed for human food. Insects and micro organizms that feed on stored grain not only reduce the amount of grain available but also, reduce its nutritional quality, since these pests preferentially attack the protein containing portions of the grain. On a worldwide percentage basis, losses in the fields of developing countries are not much greater than those in the United States. But sporadic raids by rodents and other animals, epidemics of diseases and invasions of insects can, and frequently do, devastate an area's food supply. An epidemic of a rice blight disease in India led to the starvation of a million people in the 1940's. Noting that "conservatively billion worth of grain is lost each year in storage and scientists from 27 nations who attended a meeting on stored products entomology in Savan- nah, Ga., recently sent a resolution to the United Nations pleading for "the patronage and assistance of national and international leaders to accelerate the utilization of available methods and skills" in controlling storage pests. Tidal Basin Bombshell after her exposure with Congressman Wilbur Mills, stripper Fanne Fox reportedly now earns a week to reveal her charms in New York and Boston night clubs. She jumped out of obscurity and into national limelight the night she jumped out of a car and into Tidal Basin near Washington, D.C. Mills was in the car with Miss Fox. Sears Love those 'soft naturals' by Max Factor Buy or more of Max Factor products and get your beauty bonus! Max Factor spotlights the soft, natural trend of today with a special beauty bonus for you. 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