The Day's food in war and peace
Lesson I: [Food and the war], pp. 7-18 PDF (3.4 MB)
8 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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