Food shortages and increased population are two major issues today. The severe consequences of improper nutrition affect both the growth of man and the orderly development of societies. The relationship between food supply, nutrition, geography, and tradition is discussed in a series of volumes describing "the ecology of malnutrition," sponsored by the US Army Research Office. Examples are drawn from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. A blueprint for food and nutrition programs emphasizes the interdependence of health, agriculture, industry, education, and research in combating malnutrition.
May JM, Lemons H. The Ecology of Malnutrition. JAMA. 1969;207(13):2401–2405. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03150260061007