Friday, November 18, 2011

Fast Fact Friday: The Newest Vegetable

Pizza. Yes, you read correctly; congress is trying to classify pizza as a vegetable in the Obama administration's attempts to make school lunches healthier. Well rather, they say that two tablespoons of tomato paste, enough to cover a slice of pizza, should count as a serving of vegetables. I don't know about you, but this seems just a tad ridiculous, and makes me ask (not for the first time) whether our government officials really have the American public's interests at heart or their own pocketbook's.

Grist explains a bit of the history.
NPR blogs and podcasts (can that be a verb?) about the controversy.

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