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Document Title Food Policy Committees: Minutes and Papers. Scientific Sub-Committee. Meetings 1(40) - 17(40) Papers 1(40) - 72(40)
Reference CAB 74/11
Date 7th June 1940 - 31st December 1940
Former Department Reference Series: SFC

Description

A file of meeting minutes and memoranda concerning issues discussed by the Scientific Sub-Committee on Food Policy. Subjects covered in the file include food supplies and imports; agricultural production and the ploughing-up campaign; the use of grassland; and the use of the "basal diet" as the foundation of food policy. Further topics discussed include the infestation of grain by insects; the production of yeast through molasses; studies on the nutritional values of milk, bread, potatoes, and vegetables; plans to add vitamins to bread and flour during their production; the production of canned vegetables and dried milk; the nutritional value of sugar; and the decision to reduce the pig and poultry population. Information is also provided on food production in Scotland; the benefits of communal feeding; and food policies on the German home front.

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i Front Cover Download PDF (1.09 MB)
iv Table of Contents Download PDF (2.13 MB)
1st THE CHAIRMAN EXPLAINED THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FORMATION OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE 7th June 1940 Download PDF (979 KB)
2nd 1. "BASAL DIET"; 2. COMMUNAL FEEDING; 3. PERCENTAGE EXTRACTION OF FLOUR 20th June 1940 Download PDF (748 KB)
3rd 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. BASAL DIET; 3. BREAD POLICY 25th June 1940 Download PDF (677 KB)
4th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. BASAL DIET AS THE FOUNDATION OF FOOD POLICY; 3. PRICES TO BE PAID FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS IN THE 1940 SEASON; 4. COMMUNAL FEEDING 3rd July 1940 Download PDF (1,011 KB)
5th 1. THE FOOD INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT OF D.S.I.R. TO BE INVITED TO SEND OBSERVER TO THE MEETINGS OF THE COMMITTEE; CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS FROM VARIOUS SUB-COMMITTEES ON FOOD PROBLEMS 12th July 1940 Download PDF (1.05 MB)
6th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. VEGETABLES; 3. MILK; 4. POTATOES; 5. BASAL DIET; 6. MODIFICATION OF FOOD POLICY WHICH WILL BE NECESSARY IF IMPORTS ARE RESTRICTED; 7. PROTECTION OF FOOD STORES; 8. SUGAR; 9. COMMUNAL FEEDING; 10. FLOUR AND BREAD 17th July 1940 Download PDF (2.71 MB)
7th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. VEGETABLES; 3. MILK; 4. POTATOES; 5. PROTECTION OF FOOD STORES; 6. CONTROL OF RATS AND RABBITS 24th July 1940 Download PDF (2.45 MB)
8th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. PROTECTION OF FOOD STORES; 3. BASAL DIET; 4. POTATOES; 5. SUGAR; 6. COMMUNAL FEEDING; 7. BASAL DIET AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF GRASSLANDS 31st July 1940 Download PDF (2.25 MB)
9th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. POTATOES; 3. SUGAR; 4. AGRICULTURAL PRICES; 5. JOINT DISCUSSION WITH THE FOOD POLICY COMMITTEE 7th August 1940 Download PDF (1.20 MB)
10th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. INTERVIEW WITH THE MINISTER OF FOOD; 3. POTATOES; 4. UTILISATION OF VEGETABLES; 5. BREAD; 6. FUTURE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE; 7. REPORT ON GERMAN FOOD SUPPLIES 28th August 1940 Download PDF (1.96 MB)
11th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. POTATOES; 3. UTILISATION OF VEGETABLES; 4. BREAD; 5. REGULATION OF FOOD PRICES TO THE CONSUMER; 6. COMPARISON OF ACTUAL DIETARIES WITH THE BASAL DIET; 7. THE FOOD SITUATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM; 8. RESULTS OF THE PLOUGHING-UP CAMPAIGN FOR 1939/40; 9. PRODUCTIONS OF SYNTHETIC VITAMINS IN THE UNITED STATES; 10. AGRICULTURAL PRICES; 11. INVITATION TO THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL 18th September 1940 Download PDF (2.00 MB)
12th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. FUTURE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE; 3. FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SECRETARIAT OF THE COMMITTEE; 4. ENQUIRY INTO THE DIET OF FACTORY WORKS 9th October 1940 Download PDF (1.64 MB)
13th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. FUTURE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE; 3. DEVELOPMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL POLICY. ON THE LINES OF THE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS; 4. PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION; 5. CANNING OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES; 6. GERMAN FOOD POLICY; 7. PIGS; 8. SUPPLY OF FATS AND OILS; 9. FOOD STOCKS AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER 23rd October 1940 Download PDF (2.44 MB)
14th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION; 3. FOOD PRODUCTION; 4. NOTES ON AN INDEX OF FOODS AND ON A PROPOSED DIETARY; 5. SUPPLY OF EDIBLE FATS AND OILS; 6. SLAUGHTER WEIGHT AND MEAT RETURN PER LB. DIGESTIBLE NUTRIENTS IN FATTENING CATTLE; 7. JOINT MEETING WITH THE INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON FOOD PRICES 12th November 1940 Download PDF (2.13 MB)
15th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION; 3. MODIFICATION OF FOOD POLICY WHICH WILL BE NECESSARY IF IMPORTS ARE RESTRICTED 20th November 1940 Download PDF (1.20 MB)
16th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. THE FATS POSITION; 3. PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION; 4. MODIFICATIONS OF FOOD POLICY WHICH WILL BE NECESSARY IF IMPORTS ARE RESTRICTED; 5. ADDITION OF VITIMIN B1 TO BREAD 27th November 1940 Download PDF (2.07 MB)
17th 1. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING; 2. BREAD; 3. LIVESTOCK POLICY; 4. PRODUCTION OF YEAST FROM MOLASSES; 5. FOOD SITUATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR NOVEMBER, 1940; 6. THE MILK SITUATION 11th December 1940 Download PDF (2.14 MB)
43/104 COMPOSITION AND TERMS OF REFERENCE 17th July 1940 Download PDF (935 KB)
1-4 ISSUED AND RETAINED BY THE ROYAL SOCIETY, BURLINGTON HOUSE Download PDF (602 KB)
5 NOTES ON NUTRITION ASPECTS OF WAR FOOD POLICY Download PDF (1.52 MB)
6 THE "IRON RATION" Download PDF (2.00 MB)
7 VEGETABLES. Memorandum by Professor F. L. Engledow, Mr. W. Gavin and Professor J. A. Scott-Watson 2nd July 1940 Download PDF (848 KB)
8 NOTE ON THE MEMORANDUM ON BASAL DIETARY. By Professor A. W. Ashby Download PDF (1.08 MB)
9-10 ISSUED AND RETAINED BY THE ROYAL SOCIETY, BURLINGTON HOUSE Download PDF (607 KB)
11 FOOD POLICY IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE. Memorandum by Professor D.M.S. Watson 10th July 1940 Download PDF (1.34 MB)
12 VEGETABLES (other than potatoes.) Memorandum by Professor F. L. Engledow, Mr. W. Gavin and Professor J. A. Scott-Watson 4th July 1940 Download PDF (1.04 MB)
13 A MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE SCIENTIFIC POULTRY BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION LTD Download PDF (6.33 MB)
14 COLLECTIVE FEEDING. Memorandum by Dr. B. S. Platt 16th July 1940 Download PDF (2.78 MB)
15 COPY OF A LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN TO THE LORD PRIVY SEAL 22nd July 1940 Download PDF (1.00 MB)
16 VEGETABLES (other than potatoes.) Report prepared by Professor F. L. Engledow, Mr. W. Gavin, and Professor J. A. Scott-Watson 22nd July 1940 Download PDF (1.16 MB)
17 THE UTILISATION OF VEGETABLES (OTHER THAN POTATOES). Memorandum by Dr. B. S. Platt 23rd July 1940 Download PDF (2.59 MB)
18 MILK. Revised Draft Report 22nd July 1940 Download PDF (1.74 MB)
19 Not Issued Download PDF (603 KB)
20 DRAFT REPORT ON POTATOES. Note by the Joint Secretaries 24th August 1940 Download PDF (1.57 MB)
21 MEMORANDUM BY THE DIRECTOR OF FOOD INVESTIGATION, DEPARTMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH 22nd July 1940 Download PDF (4.25 MB)
22 Not Issued Download PDF (603 KB)
23 BASAL DIET AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF GRASS LANDS. Memorandum by Sir Alan Anderson 22nd July 1940 Download PDF (1.06 MB)
24 CONSUMPTION AND ACREAGE OF POTATOES. Memorandum by Dr. A. W. Menzies-Kitchin 22nd July 1940 Download PDF (1.06 MB)
25 PESTS OF GRAIN. Leaflet issued by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 22nd July 1940 Download PDF (6.66 MB)
26 INFESTATION OF GRAIN BY INSECTS. Report issued by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 22nd July 1940 Download PDF (22.51 MB)
27 DRAFT NOTE ON SUGAR FOR COMMUNICATION BY THE CHAIRMAN TO THE MINISTER OF FOOD 30th July 1940 Download PDF (1.01 MB)
28 THIRD REPORT. MILK POLICY 26th July 1940 Download PDF (1.80 MB)
29 FOURTH REPORT. VEGETABLES (other than potatoes) 27th July 1940 Download PDF (1.15 MB)
30 THE PRODUCTION OF HUMAN FOOD (IN TERMS OF ENERGY) BY THE GRASSLAND OF ENGLAND AND WALES. Note by the Joint Secretaries 2nd August 1940 Download PDF (3.44 MB)
31 FOOD PRODUCTION IN SCOTLAND. Note by the Joint Secretaries 2nd August 1940 Download PDF (3.21 MB)
32 REVISED DRAFT NOTE ON SUGAR FOR COMMUNICATION BY THE CHAIRMAN TO THE MINISTER OF FOOD 5th August 1940 Download PDF (1.07 MB)
33 FOURTH REPORT. AGRICULTURAL PRICES 9th August 1940 Download PDF (3.38 MB)
34 THE REQUIREMENTS, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND UTILISATION OF VEGETABLES (OTHER THAN POTATOES). Draft Sixth Report 27th August 1940 Download PDF (1.35 MB)
35 A NOTE ON THE WORK OF THE SCIENTIFIC SUB-COMMITTEE BY PROFESSOR F. L. ENGLEDOW 24th August 1940 Download PDF (1.05 MB)
36 THE WORK OF THE SCIENTIFIC SUB-COMMITTEE ON FOOD POLICY. Note by Professor D.M.S. Watson 24th August 1940 Download PDF (1.38 MB)
37 FIFTH REPORT. POTATOES 31st August 1940 Download PDF (1.54 MB)
38 SIXTH REPORT. THE REQUIREMENTS, PRODUCTION AND UTILISATION OF VEGETABLES (OTHER THAN POTATOES) 10th September 1940 Download PDF (1.52 MB)
39 COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSAL BY THE DISTILLERS COMPANY TO USE A HIGH VITAMIN B YEAST AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE ADDITION OF SYNTHETIC VITAMIN B1 TO FLOUR. Note by Dr. T. Moran, Deputy Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Food 6th September 1940 Download PDF (1.24 MB)
40 THE RESULTS OF THE PLOUGHING-UP CAMPAIGN OF 1939-40. Memorandum by Professor D.M.S. Watson 14th September 1940 Download PDF (1.09 MB)
41 PRODUCTION OF SYNTHETIC VITAMINS IN, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Extract from a letter from Dr. L. F. Feiser to Professor R. P. Linstead of Harvard University 14th September 1940 Download PDF (741 KB)
42 THE REGULATION OF FOOD PRICES TO THE CONSUMER. Draft report prepared by the Sub-Committee on Consumption and Retail Prices 18th September 1940 Download PDF (1.88 MB)
43 NOTES ON AN INDEX OF FOODS AND ON A PROPOSED DIETARY. (A REVISION OF THE BASAL DIETARY OF THE COMMITTEE'S FIRST REPORT). Memorandum by Dr. B. S. Platt 6th November 1940 Download PDF (3.55 MB)
44 FOOD SUPPLIES AND IMPORTS. Note by the Joint Secretaries 17th September 1940 Download PDF (2.91 MB)
45 SEVENTH REPORT. THE REGULATION OF FOOD PRICES TO THE CONSUMER 25th September 1940 Download PDF (1.89 MB)
46 THE FUTURE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE. Memorandum by Professor F. L. Engledow 3rd October 1940 Download PDF (1.47 MB)
47 FUTURE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE. Note by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 8th October 1940 Download PDF (1.05 MB)
48 FUTURE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE. Note by the Joint Secretaries 14th October 1940 Download PDF (1.55 MB)
49 GERMAN FOOD POLICY. Note by the Joint Secretaries 17th October 1940 Download PDF (7.46 MB)
50 (Revise) PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN RELATION TO NUTRITIONAL NEEDS UNDER WAR CONDITIONS. Memorandum by the Scientific Committee 6th November 1940 Download PDF (7.24 MB)
51 FOOD STOCKS AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER. Note by Professor D.M.S. Watson 17th October 1940 Download PDF (1,024 KB)
52 Not Issued Download PDF (613 KB)
53 CERTAIN TECHNICAL FACTORS IN THE CANNING OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES. Joint Memorandum by Dr. A. W. Menzies-Kitchin and Dr. B. S. Platte 17th October 1940 Download PDF (2.02 MB)
54 SLAUGHTER WEIGHT AND MEAT FOR MEAL RETURN IN PIGS. Note by Dr. A. W. Menzies-Kitchin 21st October 1940 Download PDF (1.39 MB)
55 REQUIREMENTS, SUPPLY AND UTILISATION OF EDIBLE FATS AND OILS. Note by Dr. B. S. Platt 22nd October 1940 Download PDF (1.98 MB)
56 ABSTRACT OF THE COMMITTEE'S FIRST SEVEN REPORTS 23rd October 1940 Download PDF (2.40 MB)
57 NOTE ON ACTION TAKEN BY THE MINISTERS OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD WITH REGARD TO VEGETABLES. Prepared by Dr. A. W. Menzies-Kitchin 23rd October 1940 Download PDF (2.57 MB)
58 SLAUGHTER WEIGHT AND MEAT RETURN PER LB. OF DIGESTIBLE NUTRIENTS IN FATTENING CATTLE. Memorandum by Dr. A. W. Menzies-Kitchin 11th November 1940 Download PDF (1.36 MB)
59 THE FATS POSITION. Memorandum by the Ministry of Food 22nd November 1940 Download PDF (2.26 MB)
60 DRAFT EIGHTH REPORT. Note by the Joint Secretaries 22nd November 1940 Download PDF (1.07 MB)
61 NOTES ON THE 1ST. MEETING OF THE FLOUR (VITAMINISATION) ADVISORY COMMITTEE HELD AT LICHFIFLD ON THE 14TH. NOVEMBER 1940. Furnished by Professor D.M.S. Watson 25th November 1940 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
62 DRAFT NINTH REPORT. Note by the Joint Secretaries 29th November 1940 Download PDF (1.55 MB)
63 LIVESTOCK POLICY. Note by the Joint Secretaries 2nd December 1940 Download PDF (4.02 MB)
64 RESULTS OF THE PLOUGHING-UP CAMPAIGN, 1939/40. Memorandum by Dr. A. W. Menzies-Kitchin 5th December 1940 Download PDF (1.66 MB)
65 AN ESTIMATE OF THE NUMBERS OF LIVESTOCK WHICH CAN BE CARRIED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM NOW AND IN THE FUTURE. Memorandum by Professor Watson 10th December 1940 Download PDF (3.34 MB)
66 NINTH REPORT. MILK 5th December 1940 Download PDF (1.23 MB)
67 PRODUCTION OF YEAST FROM MOLASSES. COPY OF A LETTER FROM PROFESSOR WATSON TO MR. RICKETT DATED 2ND DECEMBER, 1940 9th December 1940 Download PDF (752 KB)
68 DRIED MILK. Memorandum by Dr. A. W. Menzies-Kitchin 23rd December 1940 Download PDF (1.64 MB)
69 DRAFT TENTH REPORT. BREAD 27th December 1940 Download PDF (698 KB)
70 THE POSITION IN REGARD TO POTATO STOCKS. Note prepared by Dr. A. W. Menzies-Kitchin 31st December 1940 Download PDF (1.03 MB)
71 DRAFT REPORT ON YEAST 31st December 1940 Download PDF (1.12 MB)
72 SUPPLY AND PRICE OF BREAD. Extract from Official Report, House of Lords, 19th, December 1940 31st December 1940 Download PDF (2.96 MB)
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