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Food Trade and Foreign Policy: India, the Soviet Union, and the United States
Food Trade and Foreign Policy: India, the Soviet Union, and the United States
By Robert L. Paarlberg
Cornell University Press, 1985, 266 pp
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Political and economic needs and pressures inside a country do more to shape its food policy than does concern for external trade or foreign policy. In arriving at this not very surprising conclusion, this book provides first-rate, well-informed histories of Indian, Soviet and American policies concerning wheat and coarse grains, and succinct studies of American efforts to influence the U.S.S.R. and India by controlling the export of grains.