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Old 11-17-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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Pizza is a vegetable? Congress says yes - TODAY Health - TODAY.com
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The bill also would allow tomato paste on pizzas to be counted as a vegetable, as it is now. USDA had wanted to prevent that.
Food companies that produce frozen pizzas for schools, the salt industry and potato growers requested the changes, and some conservatives in Congress say the federal government shouldn't be telling children what to eat.
Time to get rid of the federal school lunch program and leave it to the states.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
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Thirty years later and we're doing it again. It failed in 1981 and hopefully it'll fail again.

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On September 3, 1981, the Secretary of Agriculture proposed classifying ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables to save money on school lunch programs.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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Last time I checked, a natural vegetable didn't come loaded with high fructose corn syrup, cottonseed oil, food coloring and tons of salt. Why are they doing this to kids?
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Will Seed Savers Exchange start carrying "Heirloom pizza" seeds ?
I'd like grow some of these "vegetables" next spring along side my cucumbers
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Sweet. It's good to see tasty things finally recognized and their eating encouraged.

Mr Congressman, I have a couple other things I'd like to be declared as "vegetables" too:

Beer -distilled from grain and vegetables

Liquor -also distilled from grain and vegetables

Cigarettes -what's better than eating vegetables? Smoking them!

Pastries -made with flour, sometimes have decorative leafy looking frosting

Candy bars -chocolate is plant matter at it's heart, isn't it?

Lobster -you may put a potato next to it if you must to make this one work. Just don't skimp on the butter...

Medium rare porterhouse steak -made from animals that ate vegetable matter so meat is practically the same thing as eating a salad!

Politicians -we don't call brain-dead people "vegetables" for nothing, after all. At least comatose people don't try to pass stupid legislation either.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Last time I checked, a natural vegetable didn't come loaded with high fructose corn syrup, cottonseed oil, food coloring and tons of salt. Why are they doing this to kids?
Because vegetables are healthy so if all our junk food gets relabeled as "vegetables" by the government then they cease to be junk food.

Just takes a little money and power to get the government to turn junk food into healthy food by re-catagorizing it.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: South Fla
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More pizza for me =)
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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I remember eating these when I was in grade school.

Recent image by 93MARKIII on Photobucket
It's a baked slice of bologna with mashed potatoes and American cheese on top. I didn't bring this from home. This was the school lunch main course, buddy.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: California
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The problem with all school lunch programs, no matter how you classify something, is that kids don't want to eat it.

Pizza, sandwhiches, hot dogs...that's what kids want to eat and that's really the only foods schools can "do" that turns out edible anyway. School veggies and fruit...most end up in the trash becasue it's the worst of the worst. Maybe those little baby carrots and ranch dip...but nothing cooked.

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Murika
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Ah, big money, me thinkest you were exerting some influence on Republicans.

At least it's clear what's important to these guys: Money, not kids.
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