Science: Food Freezers

Last year Americans ate nearly a billion pounds of commercially frozen foods. About a half-billion more pounds were stored in 5,000 cold-locker plants by some 1,500,000 U.S. families. The quick-freezing boom, barely 15 years old, is growing fast. Last week a propagandist who has contributed to the boom, maga zine Writer Boyden Sparkes, published a book predicting that the next big move will be toward freezing and storage in the home (Zero Storage in Your Home; Doubleday, Doran; $2.50).

Many food technologists believe that after the war quick freezing will supplant canning and dehydration as the chief method of food preservation. To...

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