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Nature volume 150, pages 4144 (11 July 1942) | Download Citation



THE future of the milk industry in Great Britain is the key to two matters of extraordinary national importance. Its future is, by and large, the future of national nutrition ; its future is, no less, the future of British farming. An expanding milk industry is our best guarantee of a steady improvement in the health and physique of the rising generation ; a declining milk industry would foreshadow the rapid re-entry of British farming into the Slough of Despond. The future of the industry is not a thing to be regarded as starting after the War. It is starting now, and developments taking place to-day and during the War are influencing and shaping it continually. In fact, the War is catalysing valuable changes in the industry which might otherwise have taken years to accomplish, though slowing up other desirable developments that some of us had hoped to see before now.

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  1. O. B. E. Director of the National Institute for Research in Dairying

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