National Geographic : 1917 Sep
Photograph by A. E.Young WHEAT WHALEBACKS LOWERING IN THE LOCKS FROM LAKE SUPERIOR TO LAKE HURON Europe insists upon wheat for bread, for her peoples do not understand the value of corn asfood (see page 191). As amatter offact, there is more nutritive value in a dollar's worth of corn meal than in a dollar's worth of wheat flour. Italy istheonly European nation which accepts corn as a proper foodstuff. There are four bushels of corn raised in America to one of wheat, and ifcorn were used here asasubstitute for wheat, enough of the latter would be released to make up the European deficit.