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On the initiative of the Masaryk Academy of Work of the Czechoslovak Republic, the first International Conference on Flour and Bread Manufacture took place in Prague, September 22-25. The need for such a conference has grown out of the fact that the trade balance of most of the European countries suffers because American flour is being imported in large quantities. This is going on in spite of the fact that the countries themselves are producers of flour. Foods made from American flour are more attractive because of the procedures which are common in the American milling industry and which are combated by the Czechoslovakian hygienists. Both of the points of view which have been described were defended at the conference. One party holds that it is futile to prohibit the use of improving procedures to domestic millers but at the same time to permit importation of flour which has
PRAGUE. JAMA. 1927;89(23):1980–1981. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690230064023
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