"Every day of the week more than 175 million Americans start their day by sitting down to a breakfast that could include any of these foods, juice, fruit, cereal, eggs, bacon, ham, pancakes, waffles, butter, syrup, toast. The sun also rises for millions of people in other parts of the world. But, in some countries, many people don't sit down to a waiting breakfast. Instead, they wonder where their breakfast, or any other meal that day, is coming from. Yet, these countries were not always poor and hunger-stricken. In fact, they were once the breadbaskets of the world. They were prosperous and powerful. What happened to change all this?"
Good Reading Rack Service, 1958