Food Supply

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Food Supply Dislocations in Time of War

Every housewife has been familiar for months with the vagaries of the food supply which have recently received the excited attention of war administrators, members' of Congress, governors, mayors, and leaders in the food industries. During the weeks before March 29, when rationing of meats, butter, cheese and cooking fats was instituted, the first two of these products almost vanished from the food shops. Potatoes disappeared in May. Dried fruits, with the exception of raisins, have become rare commodities, and various fresh vegetables, in supply one day, are lacking the next. Now, in mid-July, the meat shortage has returned in more acute form; poultry is scarce; butter supply is diminishing.

Food Supply Dislocations in Time of War

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