02 Jun '11, 12pm

My latest @grist: Down with healthy school lunches, calorie labeling and junk food ad rules says House GOP

You want me to eat what ? Having already moved to gut USDA programs promoting agricultural conservation and renewable energy and strip the USDA of its authority to enact the first meaningful reform of the irredeemably monopolistic livestock industry, House Republicans have now turned their attention to that other great threat to American freedom: USDA nutrition guidelines. According to the Associated Press , Republican appropriators in the House of Representatives (the lawmakers who control the government's purse) are on the verge of defunding significant parts of school-lunch reform and elements of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! program, as well as the recently announced voluntary Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines that would restrict junk-food advertising aimed at young children. As a spokesperson for House Appropriations Committee Chair Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) put it...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/school-lunches/2011-06-01-down-with-...

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