FOOD: Meat Mystery

Who ate up all the meat in the U.S.? Last week consumers heard that beginning March 29 the meat ration will be 28 oz. a person a week—and will be pieced out by an undetermined amount of cheese. The announcement shocked most U.S. steak eaters.

The plan would reduce the U.S. almost to the low British level of meat consumption. The British are allowed 16 oz. of meat and 4 oz. of bacon and ham, plus 4 oz. of cheese a week. But a report by Lend-Lease Administrator Edward R. Stettinius punctured the theory that the U.S. was short of...

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