Nom Nom Away
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One of your greatest food dreams has come true. Pizza is a vegetable. Well…according to Congress at least.
That’s right, our representatives and senators have christened our favorite slice as a vegetable because it contains at least two tablespoons of tomato sauce. Even if a slice has double that amount of cheese and meat. A new appropriations bill would undo parts of the law that Michelle Obama advocated for regarding new, healthier standards for school lunches. The potato and frozen food industry pushed back at the requirements, which would have taken french fries off menus too, and won. Now starchy vegetables, and minuscule amounts of tomato sauce are considered “healthy”.
Is Congress going too far in defining food standards? I think that most of us, if not all, would agree that pizza and fries aren’t healthy, not matter how you look at it. But if you’re Congress, eat away!