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June 26, 1943

UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

JAMA. 1943;122(9):602. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840260030012

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Abstract

Last month delegates from practically all of the governments opposed to the Axis powers, including representatives from both free and occupied countries, met at Hot Springs, Va. The purpose of the meeting was to further the development of national and international nutrition policy. The meeting was entitled the United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture. The features of that conference which are of particular interest to the medical profession are summarized in the report of Section I dealing with food and the resolutions adopted by that section and by the recommendations of Section IV embodying the program for continuing and extending the work of the conference, the latter being the overall declaration regarding future procedure in international collaboration.

The most important basic assumptions were matters of general agreement. The evidence for association between faulty diet and ill health is conclusive. Ill health results from insufficient quality or variety of food

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