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British Food Journal Volume 30 Issue 6 1928

British Food Journal

ISSN: 0007-070X

Article publication date: 1 June 1928



In spite of the improved facilities which Tellier's discovery of the refrigerating process provided for the transportation of meat supplies from the great cattle raising areas of the world to the markets of Europe, a probable shortage of beef within the next dozen years is hinted at by some experts. In fact, these experts say that conditions point to a possible repetition of the crisis which confronted European statesmen, in 1866, when as a result of increased population, accompanied by increased average individual meat consumption, the margin between supplies and demand was reduced to dangerously narrow proportions. It was generally believed that Tellier's timely discovery had removed the menace of a meat famine in Europe practically for all time, but in the sanguine outlook of the moment insufficient allowance was made for the tremendous growth in the population of the New World.


(1928), "British Food Journal Volume 30 Issue 6 1928", British Food Journal, Vol. 30 No. 6, pp. 51-60.




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