Raymond b fosdick chose mexico as a laboratory for synthetic thinking on the world food problem mainly because of war in europe and asia it nonetheless proved a fortuitous setting mexico had already invested in agricultural training and research and the war would make its farm economy a major supplier to u s industry by furnishing rubber hemp quinine and other vital war goods . Over the past decade scholars have devoted growing attention to the complex and tangled us led campaign to bring development and modernization to the less d. The hungry world americas cold war battle against poverty in asia reprint 1st harvard university press pbk ed cullather nick on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the hungry world americas cold war battle against poverty in asia reprint 1st harvard university press pbk ed. Food was a critical front in the cold war battle for asia where communism goes hunger follows was the slogan of american nation builders who fanned out into the countryside to divert rivers remodel villages and introduce tractors chemicals and genes to multiply the crops consumed by millions this green revolution has been credited with averting malthusian famines saving billions of lives and jump starting asias economic revival bono and bill gates hail it as a model . Review of the hungry world americas cold war battle against poverty in asia nick cullather cambridge ma harvard university press 2010 xiii 358 pp illustrations 3500 paper en dcrelationispartof
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