Remembering When America Banned Sliced Bread

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Rationing was not new to the world when the US decided to ban sliced bread during WW2, but it caused an uproar. Already burdened by previous sugar, butter, and nylon rationing, American households made their anger known. Sliced bread was considered something of a household staple; their breakfast and lunch featured sliced bread, and it was too time-consuming to slice bread in the morning. The ban ended two months later, when officials finally claimed there was enough wax paper—used to keep sliced bread fresh—to go around. Read full article here

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