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Prairie Fare: Victory gardens make sense in modern times

During World War II, the "Basic 7" comprised the nutrition guidance of the time. The groups included 1) green and yellow vegetables; 2) oranges, tomatoes and grapefruit; 3) potatoes and other vegetables; 4) milk and milk products; 5) meat, poultry, fish and eggs; and 6) bread, flour and cereals.

I was a little surprised by group 7: butter and fortified margarine. Yes, butter was a food group. The...

 
 
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