21 [Deleted User] In: Question-Answer Which of the following items was once banned by the US federal government? 21 Which of the following items was once banned by the US federal government? Bananas Cotton candy Brussels sprouts Sliced bread 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Random Best Answer Goto 2021-02-08T14:08:30+00:00Added an answer on February 8, 2021 at 2:08 pm The correct 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 the 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 Within about three months of the ban being introduced, on March 8, 1943, it was rescinded. 3 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Click on image to update the captcha. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.