U.S. At War: One Man's Tapioca

Tapioca-pudding haters— numbering untold thousands of U.S. children and of still rankled grownups—got bad news last week. They had hoped that the Battle of the Pacific had cut them off for a long time from Java-grown tapioca. But the Department of Agriculture last week announced an understudy for tapioca, a new type of waxy corn developed by their plant breeders. Much relieved were industries which use tapioca for glue, and the Post Office Department, which uses it as a stamp adhesive.


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