Zapotrzebowanie na żywność oraz bilans żywnościowy w strefie żywicielskiej woj. miejskiego łódzkiego
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The article begins with a short description of nourishment norms and trends in real food consumption in Poland followed by definition of demand for food in the food zone of Łódź administrative province baing besed on nourishment norm D and average national consumption level. The performed food balance being a comparison between raw agricultural production and demand for food revealed that in the late seventies this zone was able to ensure the consumption of staple foodstuffs for the entire population inhabiting this area both at the level of nourishment norm D and at the average national level: to meet also oth er needs such as export, reproduction etc. Moreover, it accumulated surpluses of grain, meat, potatoes, and sugar beets. On the other hand, production of eggs and milk was insufficient within this zone.