National Geographic : 1917 Sep
Photograph byAlbert Schlecten A WHEAT FIELD IN GALLATIN VALLEY, MONTANA Great Britain normally raises about one-fourth the grain necessary for her bread, and France about one-half. War has greatly changed this situation, besides cutting off much of the imports from Australia and India. The burden of feeding the huge armies and much ofthe civilian population is thus thrown upon North America (see pp. 189 and 197). In addition to the obvious manner ofincreasing the supply, which issowing a greater acreage, the most good can come from reducing the use of wheat to the minimum of necessity, substituting other cereals inthe menu wherever possible.