Meat & Inflation

The President of the U.S. had a bright idea. He told his press conference that he thought it might be a good idea for the U.S. to have one meatless day a week. He and New Zealand's visiting Prime Minister, Peter Fraser, had figured out that 30 or 40 ships would be set free for other uses if the U.S., instead of far-off New Zealand, Australia and Argentina, sent meat to Britain.

The President's blithe idea struck consternation into WPB's Food Requirements Committee. Just three hours before the committee had met and decided...

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