1940s >> 1947 >> no-514-june-1947

Food and Work

Writing in the Medical World (quoted in Burton Daily Mail, 6/5/47) Dr. Franklin Bicknell, physician and dietician, has things to say about our food. “ We are the worst-fed nation in Western Europe.”

“The forty-hour week, no Saturday work, shops closing for over an hour at mid-day, the lower output of work, are all the necessary though unconscious results of starvation, forcing the worker to conserve his energy.”
“The only way this vicious circle can be broken is by greatly increasing our food. Just yelping for the Dunkirk spirit shows a total lack of all knowledge of the country’s starved condition. It is just foolishness.”