FOOD: Hard Facts

In Manhattan last week the Food Administrator of World War I spoke grimly. Said Herbert Hoover: "We need to face the hard facts and secure a remedy. And at once. Food supply has become secondary only to military operations in determining the outcome of the war."

His hard facts: 1) last fall's slaughter of cows and sows makes it nonsense to "talk of furnishing meats and fat supplies" to 300 million additional starving people after the war; 2) Agriculture Secretary Claude Wickard's "admirable victory program of increased herds and production" announced a year ago was not fully met; 3) some two...

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