In an age where “Spam” has become a word for unwanted e-mail, I must defend the virtues of this canned

meat product. Spam is marketed by the Hormel meat company. It consists of ground up and cooked pork shoulders.

It is high in protein and fat content and therefore a survival food par excellance. World War II C rations contained

Spam and tons of the stuff was shipped to Russia to feed its army fighting in the bitter cold. Attention Moderns!

When food is limited, you’ll never make it on leafy greens.