Saturday, October 26, 2013
"Eat onions to help America hammer the Hun"
is a slogan now being sent out by the Minnesota Food administration to encourage the consumption of Minnesota's surplus onion crop. Minnesota has more onions than can be taken care of by storage or shipment this fall. A serving of three or four medium onions or one third cup of escalloped onions contains as much food value as two slices of Victory bread, two small baking powder biscuits or two tablespoons of sugar, all of which are things Americans are trying to save for the sake of the boys "over there". Therefore, the food administration makes the appeal to Minnesota people to substitute onions in part for these things in their diet, release foods for shipment abroad and prevent waste at home. This is a good war policy and a good home policy.