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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1915. GERMANY'S FOOD.

Much surmise is being made as to Germany's food supply. It i 3 now claimed that the discovery of a new form of nourishment, cvhich is ex* traded from straw, has relieved the situation In the face of "he wnnder ful discoveries one cannot aff>rd to scout tbe idea without further en qiiiry, but it sounds curious It may bo an attempt by tbe German official? to make tbe world' belHsve that tbe

83oni)iuic pre?sut'B .lue to the British Navy is not so deadly as is generally supposed. That Germany ia in dcs perate need of fresh sources of food aupply is amply proved by the stnn gent measures which the authorities have taken to prevent famine. A placard recently issued by the munici pality of Charlottenburg, a residential suburb of Berlin, calls upon the people to be sparing, and not to re ject a piece of bread merely because it is stale. "Do not," says the placard, "cut a single slice of bread more than you want to eat." The people are requested to buy "war bread" (a mixtare of potato and other flour), and now that "war bread" is gettiDg scarce they may soon have to eat the new "straw bread." In discussing the position in the "Review Econo mique" on the basis of the admissions of German economists, M. Jules Domerque remarks that Germany bas an annual deficit of fifty three million quintals of wheat, which means that the existing stock at the beginning of the war would provide only fuffi citmt food for tbe Empire for about j eight and a half months. He declares j

r.tiu! (ir-fiii-ny must poon hn i the position of a be eaguered fortruaa.

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1915. GERMANY'S FOOD., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3403, 5 March 1915

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1915. GERMANY'S FOOD. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3403, 5 March 1915

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