An investigation of the problem of providing an adequate diet for the population surviving a nuclear attack on the United States. American dietary habits and the extent that they contribute to the inefficient use of land in the United States are examined. Alternative food sources and the human ability to adapt to unfamiliar foods are considered in the context of a postattack environment.
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