To keep things in proportion it is worth considering the article by Tom Chivers in today`s "The Daily Telegraph" on the above subject. It would appear that all the predictions of doomsday and catastrophe by eminent researchers, dating back to the middle 1800`s and up to very recently have proven to be off the mark. It is suggested that man`s ingenuity and technology has increased the food supply for all at a far greater rate than the rising population. Maybe our job is to ensure better distribution. It cannot be that difficult when soft fruits from South America can be in British supermarkets in no time at all.