National Affairs: Cochon!

Enlightenment of the people is one of the functions of the Department of Agriculture. This activity it carries on with results that are often striking.

Last week the Department explained that meat consumption in the U. S. increased from 143.9 Ibs. per capita in 1921 to 149.7 Ibs. in 1922, to 167 Ibs. in 1923—and that five-sixths of the extra meat consumed was pork, pork being now 54% of the meat diet of the world's greatest meat-eating nation.

These facts the Department clarified as follows:

"It is not easy to grasp the real magnitude of the...

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