17 Nov '11, 2pm

Congress has declared pizza is a vegetable, halting progress to make school lunches healthy: via @inhabitots

Congress has declared pizza is a vegetable, halting progress to make school lunches healthy: via @inhabitots

As if we weren’t already annoyed with Washington for it’s unshakable party politics and cozy position with lobbying firms, now Congress has gone and done something unspeakable against the youngest generations of Americans. They’ve declared that pizza is a vegetable. Well, it’s not official yet, but they’re close to making it so. Next week both houses of Congress will vote on a bill that will essentially undo the hard work that the USDA has done to make school lunches healthier . New rules recommended by the Institute of Medicine , which promote full servings of vegetables, lower sodium levels, an increase of multi-grain foods and a decrease of starchy foods, declare pizza an unfit veggie. Sounds like common sense, right? Yet, all of these rules have been wiped clean from the new bill, HR-2112, in response to lobbying efforts by the frozen food industry, the sodium industry...

Full article: http://www.inhabitots.com/congress-declares-pizza-a-veget...

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