Another great addition to our year’s supply. Thanks Ardis.
I’m squarely in the sugar lobby (no, not that one)–in a time when food was scarce and demands for energy high (for those soldiers and marines on Guadalcanal, for example), sugar probably was worth its weight in gold.
And, if you have a problem with it, then go ahead and bottle your peaches without it this summer!
It would appear that a lot of foodstuffs were being rationed in 1943, so promoting home production and storage of foods reduced the demands on limited supplies. Sometimes the rationing was not always what it appeared, though. One of the major factors in rationing gas during WWII was not that there was a gasoline shortage as much as a rubber shortage, with all the East Indian supplies mostly in Japanese hands. With a limited source of rubber for new tires mostly being used for military purposes, the best way to keep people from complaining about not being able to get tires was to ration gas, so people couldn’t drive as much, and wear out the tires they had.