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The Day's food in war and peace
([ca.1918])

Lesson I: [Food and the war],   pp. 7-18 PDF (3.4 MB)


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Real conservation lies in the equitable distribution of the least 
necessary amount, and in this country we must obtain it as a volun- 
tary service, not alone a contribution of food to the Allies, but a 
contribution to lower prices. 
Increased production is an absolute necessity. 
If this democracy has not reached such a stage of development that 
it has in its people the self-denial, voluntary self-denial, willingness
to sacrifice, to protect its own institutions and those of Europe from 
which our own were bred, then it deserves to go down and take an- 
other form of civilization. 
We hold it in our power, and ours alone, to keep the wolf from the 
door of the world. This duty is wider than war-it is as wide as our 
humanity. 


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