By Lester R. Brown (auth.), Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Dr. Moisés Béhar (eds.)
For the prior 13 years, symposia were held both in South the USA or in Mexico on matters of detailed curiosity to Latin American scientists. whilst the potential for keeping the 14th foreign organic Symposium in Guate mala was once provided, it used to be so much welcome, particularly because the social gathering used to be the social gathering of the twenty fifth Anniversary of the Institute of foodstuff of relevant the United States and Panama (INCAP). With the encouragement of individuals of the Ford beginning employees and the nationwide Academy of Sciences, the assumption for a symposium at the vast method of the matter of foodstuff was once built through Dr. Moises Behar, the second one director of INCAP, 1961-1974, Dr. Nevin Scrimshaw, fIrst director of INCAP, 1949-1961, and contributors of the INCAP employees. as the availability of nutrition has develop into a significant overseas challenge, a dialogue of the underlying difficulties was once so much well timed. INCAP, one of many pioneer and best associations within the quarter of food, has a profound effect on foodstuff in Latin the USA. The assembly used to be attended by way of approximately three hundred scientists from greater than 20 nations. simply because this used to be the 1st symposium during this sequence to be held in vital the USA, it supplied a chance to get conversant in scientists from some of the valuable American republics. It was once particularly worthwhile that such a lot of scholars from the vital American universities attended this meeting.