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\y&, rather novel suggestion waa made ' *_» president of the Burnlej Qcbeerß' Association at its meeting on flEneaday, with the object of bringing "boat a modification in the ruling prioes of butter, says at.editorial in i«The Grocer" of 9th October. "If tho people of England would have a baiter week," be aaid, "and all abstain from eating batter that week, using margarine instead, the price of batter "oS come down.". The same sug ■ , geation was made in regard to ham . • Snd bacon. Tbe idea appara to ua to be obaraoterised by originality rather ■' . Jban practicability, but it is neverthe ■'~ rim worthy of consideration. We to , f;_ot for a moment suppose that it y.,.Maul* ba possible to induce the . "mple of England" to refrain from ! fH£g batter for a week, and even if * fwere possible a longer abstention >: leraia be necessary to oanse more than reduction in market ". -•' : W*. But much has been done, and maob more could be done, o extend Ss sale of margarine and to ensure its more general introduction to tbe publio. With margarine occupying STSnoe.-it should in the average Leaseholder's purchases there woui ' baa great falling off in the jale^f

butter ac its present very high prices, and this would soon have some effect upon the market. If our Burnley friends deoide to Bdopt the idea of a "butter week," the experiment will b« watched with sympathetic interest in other districts, and it is quite possiblt that tbe result will be a great stimulu to the margarine trade and a sustained effort to push tbe sale of this valuable article, particularly while butter re mains at luxury prices.

It seems strange tbat, in spite of all we have been told about a scarcity of food in Germany, tbe Germans should be strong competitors for Danish butter at 185/- f.o.b ; yet such is stated to be tbe oase. How ever, the.high price of butter has bad the effect of causing a very largely in creased demand in all parts of the United Kingdom for margarine of the best class. Grocers who have vigorously pushed shilling margarine report splendid results, and say that many customers have become users who have never before bought mar garine. Such people, however, having discovered what an excellent and wholesome article tbe substitute if, are sure to continue using margarine.

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"A BUTTER WEEK.", Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3516, 25 January 1916

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"A BUTTER WEEK." Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3516, 25 January 1916

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