Business: Meat Eaters

Though the cost of living has gone down 20%, the National Industrial Conference Board computes that the U. S. wage-earner's weekly pay envelope has shrunk 27.3% in real purchasing power. Despite this shrinkage the wage-earner has been able to buy more meat for his platter. Last week the Institute of American Meat Packers announced that total meat consumption was up for the first half of the third Depression year. Though less beef and veal went on the U. S. platter, pork consumption was up 152,000,000 lb., lamb...

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