Excerpt from How Greece Can Produce More Food
A wise Christian statesman once said that a nation should keep its promises and preserve its honor, even tho it perish in the effort. He was a practical statesman as well as an idealist; for it was he who first suggested that the ... American Red Cross Commission to Greece should undertake, along with its program Of emergency relief, an agricultural program, with a view to increasing the food production of the country and thus permanently benefiting the entire population.
An Agricultural Department was accordingly made a part Of the Commission, and an American Scientist who had won world-wide dis tinction for his practical success in applying to the problem of food production the results of his investigation of the soil, was secured as head Of this Department. Major Hopkins has traveled extensively in Greece, has had analyses made Of the soils of various regions, and has conducted experiments whose purpose is to enable the farmer to pro duce larger crops as the reward of his labors.
This report Of the Department presents the simple truth regarding the conditions which now exist in Greece, and recommends some practical scientific methods for greatly improving these conditions. It is designed to serve Greece and her people, and this result will be attained if the recommendations are put into practice.
This booklet is presented not only to farmers and landowners, but also to merchants, bankers, teachers, and statesmen; for it is only by the intelligent efforts and influence of all that food production can be largely and permanently increased.
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