The Outlook for '45

Tighter rationing was back. But even so, U.S. government agencies, surveying civilian prospects for 1945, concluded that U.S. food supplies would be plentiful. Civilians could expect:

¶Five to ten pounds less than the 135-145 pounds of meat per person in 1944—less pork, probably no more (but slightly better) beef. Fewer chickens, but another egg glut.

¶More fish, lots of milk, plenty of grains and cereals and ample fresh fruits, enough vegetables.

¶Fewer canned supplies, a tighter butter supply, less fats and oils.

¶Continued pinch in sugar, pepper, chocolate.

¶Adequate supplies of tea, and for a while, at least, of coffee.

¶No increase, perhaps a...

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