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Food is a weapon–
Can all you can.
Do with less
Have you really tried to save gas
Save waste fats
Use it up–
All fuel is scarce
Millions of troops
Plant a victory garden

Food is a weapon-don't waste it!
Food is a weapon-don't waste it!
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[artist unknown]. Office of War Information poster, no. 58. 1943. 16 x 23.

Paralleling the federal government's program of increased production of food was their program to curtail waste. Families were encouraged to eat their leftovers and "lick their plate clean."