Question: Which of the following items was once banned by the U.S federal government?
Answer is Sliced bread
On January 18, 1943, in the midst of World War II, sliced bread was banned as a wartime conservation measure. The goal was to try to conserve wheat and to lower bread and flour prices. The thought was that by banning pre-sliced bread, the amount of bread consumed would go down. This would reduce the demand for flour and wheat, thus decreasing prices of those products while simultaneously increasing stockpiles of wheat. As you might imagine, banning pre-sliced bread didn’t go over very well with the public. Within about three months of the ban being introduced, on March 8, 1943, it was rescinded.