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Editorial policy

The Food and Nutrition Bulletin is intended to make available policy analyses, state-of-the-art summaries, and original scientific articles, particularly as they relate to developing countries and to persons engaged in multidisciplinary efforts in alleviating the problems of hunger and malnutrition in the developing world. It is not intended for the publication of scientific articles of principal interest only to individuals in a single discipline, or within a single country or region. More notices of relevant books and other publications will be published if they are received for review. The Bulletin is also a vehicle for notices of forthcoming international meetings and summaries of such meetings when they satisfy the above criteria.

In addition to serving as the successor to the Bulletin of the Protein Advisory Group of the United Nations System PAG), that terminated publication in 1977, it is the principal outlet for publication of the reports of working groups and other activities of the U.N.-ACC Sub-committee on Nutrition (SON) and its Advisory Group on Nutrition (AGN), as described in the October 1978 issue of the Bulletin. The SON itself is a focal point for coordinating the activities of FAO/WHO, UNICEF, UNU, UNESCO, the World Bank, the World Food Programme, the World Food Council, the United Nations Environment Programme, and other U.N. bodies with an interest in food and nutrition.

Unsolicited manuscripts of the type published in this and past issues may be sent to: Food and Nutrition Bulletin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2A-201, Cambridge, Mass. 02139, USA. All articles submitted will be reviewed promptly and the author notified of the editorial decision. Any disciplinary or conceptual approach relevant to problems of world hunger and malnutrition is welcomed, and controversy over some of the articles is anticipated. Some articles in the Bulletin represent the reports of various other international committees and working groups, and do represent the consensus of the individuals involved. Whether or not they also represent the opinions or policies of the sponsoring organizations is expressly stated.

Letters to the Editor are encouraged, and will be printed if judged to have an adequate basis and to be of sufficient general interest. It is expressly understood that articles published in the Bulletin do not necessarily present the views of the United Nations University or any United Nations organization. The views expressed and the accuracy of the information on which they are based are the responsibility of the authors.

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