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March 27, 1943

Food Control in Great Britain

JAMA. 1943;121(13):1115. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840130129029

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Abstract

Much has been said about the rationing of foods in Great Britain, and the present volume describes some of the food problems which that country is meeting. There is a chronology of all food control orders issued in Great Britain from Aug. 31, 1939 to the early part of 1942. It is pointed out that the first requisite of any food administrator is courage, and, secondly, the realization that food control is intended to help maintain the physical status and the morale of consumers. The steps which Great Britain has undertaken to meet the problem are described under the headings of agricultural policies, control of supplies and of channels of distribution, rationing and priority distribution, and food price control policies. There is described in precise language but not in great detail the steps that have been undertaken to provide children with milk, with sources of vitamin C, and with fish

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