There are no miracles in agricultural production.
Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.
Man seems to insist on ignoring the lessons available from history.
The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind.
Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind.
Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless.
Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.
Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply.
Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.