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WHERE SHALL WE GET MEAT?

LONDON

PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO.

NEW-STREET SQUARE

WHERE SHALL WE GET MEAT?

THE FOOD SUPPLIES

OF

WESTERN EUROPE:

BEING LETTERS WRITTEN IN REPLY TO THE QUESTION, WHERE IS
ENGLAND TO GET MEAT? DURING A BRIEF TOUR IN
FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, BELGIUM, AND HOLLAND

IN THE AUTUMN OF 1865.

To which is appended a Paper on

THE PRODUCTION OF FOOD

READ

IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL ECONOMY AT THB
INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE CONGRESS AT BERNE, 1865.

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JAN 14 1886

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THE FOLLOWING LETTERS were written, and many of them published in the Morning Herald, in reply to the question, 'Where shall we get meat?'

The decrease which has taken place in the production of grain and meat in the United Kingdom has led its civic inhabitants to ask the question, 'From whence shall we procure our supplies of food?'

Statistical information, respecting the agricultural products of European states, is not published by our Government in a separate form, but is mixed with the statistics of population, exports and imports, &c., and spread through a large number of blue-books, which contain a mass of figures. However tempting they may be, to a lover of statistics, they do not present much attraction to ordinary readers; nor do they contain the latest information respecting the state of

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