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Tuesday, 9 May 1961

Mr BUCHANAN (MCMILLAN, VICTORIA) - My question is addressed to the Minister for Health and refers to the booklet, " Eat Better for Less ", issued by his department. Is he aware of the widespread consternation caused in dairying circles by the bracketing of butter and margarine as equally good sources of fat and vitamin A and the unwarranted assumption that they offer equal value? If the provision of fat is the sole purpose of including these items in the diet, would it not be cheaper to buy ordinary dripping which would supply this need just as well? As regards vitamin A, since when has it been accepted that the artificial powder added to the fat to deceive users into thinking it is fit for the table is equal to the genuine article provided by nature? Would it not be more in accord-

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