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Date: 09/17/13 03:30 PM

8 Responses to Advice From The US Food Administration – 1917[Pic]

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    gingernut333 Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm
    Link: Advice From The US Food Administration - 1917 - To support war-time rationing. Sounds like a good idea, even now.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    September 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm
    Sounds good to me!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm
    America, this is why you weren`t fat yet
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 17, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I can just imagine what would happen if we had to go to Ration Books like they had in WWII. People would be throwing tantrums and screaming from the mountains.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    They did this because they had to feed Europe. Farming expanded to astronomical sizes in the 1910`s, farmers went deep into debt in an effort to expand their farms and buy out their neighbors` farms, etc.

    Then the Europeans began growing again after the war and prices collapsed, and the farmers were stuck with low food prices and high debt. This was actually an underlying cause of the depression, and the pain felt even during the 20`s was only made worse during the Depression. The over-farming in the previous decade also caused the Dustbowl.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    September 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm
    Eat just meat, fish, broccoli, lettuce, onions, garlic, Italian bread and butter.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2013 at 3:00 am
    @Andrew155

    "Farming expanded to astronomical sizes in the 1910`s, farmers went deep into debt in an effort to expand their farms and buy out their neighbors` farms, etc."

    Going into debt on the assumption that the good times will always roll and ending up in the crapper when the tide turns?

    Same old story.
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    elderban99 Male 40-49
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    September 18, 2013 at 11:00 am
    The only problem with number four is that the same agency that put this out is the one that is now forcibly shutting down "local" farms.

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