National Geographic : 1942 Mar
Revolution in Eating 323 Torkel Korling Dairying Began Even Before Moses Sought "A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey" This panel in the entrance lobby of the Kraft Cheese Company building in Chicago is a reproduction of an original found some 15 years ago at Ur. The plaque tells the story: "About 5,000 years ago the Babylonians of Ur worshipped the milk goddess Nin-Hur-Sag. Her shrine was excavated by the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania and the British Museum. . . . The panel depicts two calves emerging from a reed pen, a man milking from behind the cow, two men straining milk and pouring it into a spouted jar, another making butter by rolling a jar between his knees, and a fifth packing it away." Literal Frozen Assets Are Contents of a Food Locker Plant Farmers bring meats, fruits, and vegetables to their "safe deposit boxes" in this Staunton, Virginia, "food bank." Meat is cut into steaks, chops, etc., and other supplies are processed and packaged for "checking out" as needed. There are now some 2,500 food lockers in the United States.