1917 Huh?


Established by Executive Order 2679-A on August 10, 1917, as a result of the the Food and Fuel Control Act.(a.k.a. the Lever Act), the U.S. Food Administration was responsible for managing the US food supply during World War I; chief among its tasks was the stabilization of prices in U.S. markets. The U.S. Food Agency became obsolete after peace was negotiated in Europe; it became the American Relief Administration, responsible for the U.S. relief effort to post-War Europe and post-revolutionary Russia.

The advice offered is still excellent advice for today, although it seems to have had little or no effect in the almost 100 years since given.

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