In primitive and emerging populations in rural areas, adults gain little or even no weight with age. In emerging populations in urban areas, also Western populations, adults gain considerable weight with age.
This paper is concerned with the development of the full person, ie. meaningful participation of the individual in the economic and political processes and the acquisition of a sense of self-respect, confidence and responsibility.
The information presented here is intended to show that the contribution of the White agricultural sector in South Africa has, with some singular exceptions, thus far succeeded remarkably well in the onerous task of producing food in adequate quantities and at reasonable prices for the rapidly increasing population of this country, even while many other countries of the world are experiencing serious setbacks in production.
Samples of the grains of 6 different sorghum cultivars, whole as well as ethanol-extracted to reduce tannin content, were fed in balanced diets to young male rats (12 per sample) in an experiment aimed at assessment of the effect of sorghum grain feeding on growth rate and liver lipid content, as well as determination of the digestibility of the sorghum protein.