Because there is only about an acre of arable Germany to feed each German; because the climate is cool and damp and the land overworked, Germany for years has had to import 20% of her foodstuffs, including 45% of her fats (meat, eggs, cream, etc.). Last year the Führer decided that Germany must be made "economically self-sufficient," must prepare herself for a possible long war. Launched by Hitler's No. 2 man. Minister-President General Hermann Goring, was Germany's vigorous Four-Year Economic Plan (TIME, Nov. 2).

Last week, as Germany's fat lands rolled sweetly...

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