Problems of Population and Parenthood

Problems of Population and Parenthood

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... is examined. This is shown in the following table. Average consumption of fertilisers per acre Potash fertilisers. Nitrogenous fertilisers. Germany... 10-68 lbs. 7-21 lbs. Franco... 0-71 3-65 United Kingdom.. 0 09 2-22 It is said that Germany imports about ten times as much Chilian nitrate as the United Kingdom, and one-third of all the nitrate exported is consumed by Germany alone. Hence it is hardly surprising that the yield per acre of German farms has nearly doubled in thirty years." It shows that we are far behind in the race with German farmers, who produce much more food than the British farmers. It is greatly co-related to the amount of fixed nitrogen that the German farmers put on their land?--If that fixed nitrogen be added to the soil, its productivity can be enormously increased. 13. Dr. Scharlieb. We are wasteful as a nation as compared with France and Italy?--I should say so certainly from my own observation. We do not feed properly and we cook badly. So far as the actual amount consumed is concerned, the French consume a good deal more bread than we do, but not so much meat. 14. Colonel Bond. Would you not agree that, as regards over-eating of the population as a whole, it certainly does not apply to children under five?--No. I mean as regards the mass of the population. 15. On the question of turning pasture into arable land, is it not important, from the point of view of milk production, on which the life of the children largely depends, that that should be encouraged? Are we not rather prejudicing the welfare of the children in getting larger food supplies?--I do not think it follows. I think it is only a change of method, and that you ought to be able to produce just as much milk, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538358
  • 9781236538352