Record

Reference numberCMB/38/1
LevelItem
TitleMinutes of the Natural Products (War) Committee
Date19 February 1918
DescriptionLists those present, with J B Farmer in the Chair. Lists committee business, including the resolution of the War Committee appointing the Natural Products Committee, and listing the members; agreement to issue a public notice about the committee; a discussion on uses of horse chestnuts; a decision to consult the War Agricultural Committee on the use of acorns to feed pigs; decision to investigate bracken as a source of starch; Adrian Brown's and A Chaston Chapman's report on the production of fat by fungi; suggestions to use young hawthorne leaves as a tea replacement, and parsnips for artificial coffee; a decision to consult C F Cross on uses of straw; a letter from the War Trade Intelligence Department on the uses of bulbs; discussion on the uses of sawdust; discussion of a report of an intercepted letter to a German prisoner of war indicating that heather was being harvested in Neugraben for food; Brown's experiments in producing yeast from potatoes; a report from the Daily Notes from the Foreign Press on plankton as a source of fat; the utilization of Brewer's Yeast for food; haws[?]; sea birds' eggs as food. p1-4.
Extent4pp
FormatTypescript copy
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA1831Farmer; Sir; John Bretland (1865 - 1944)1865 - 1944
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