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No. The 'eat your vegs' campaign as an established social norm is older, started with World War One, not during the Depression. Further, spinach is no meat substitute, whether you look for any iron or protein. Whether 'the government' provided some funds as well to this is possible, but for example the "Commonwealth Fund is a private U.S. foundation". ...


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I doubt it. It may be true, as mentioned in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, that Popeye helped the popularity of spinach among children during the 1930s. There is also some interesting speculation on Wikipedia (EDIT: and I just noticed this is already mentioned in the question) about how an error in a research paper led to exaggerated ...


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Specifically w.r.t “@nhs_susan” account, Full Fact report confirms that this was indeed a fake account tweeting pro-government messages. Who operated this account remains unknown: it could have been used for pro-DHSC propaganda, but it also could have been used to frame the DHSC, accusing them for a propaganda attempt they didn't do: Mr O’Connell claims ...


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