It’s now official, according to the US Government – Pizza and Fries are vegetables and therefore healthy!
At a time when childhood obesity is epidemic and government wants to hold parents responsible, congress slipped in a little provision to a huge government spending bill that will declare pizza and French fries as ‘vegetables’.
Why? Well it’s certainly not for the benefit of your children’s health. They’re doing it to subvert school lunch program guidelines to protect frozen ‘food’ sellers and allow them to continue selling garbage to school cafeterias nationwide.
Of course, it’s the parents who will still be held responsible for childhood obesity…
The action is a win for the makers of frozen French fries and pizza and comes just weeks after the deep-pocketed food, beverage and restaurant industries successfully weakened government proposals for voluntary food marketing guidelines to children.
“It’s an important victory,” said Corey Henry, spokesman for the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). That trade association lobbied Congress on behalf of frozen pizza sellers like ConAgra Foods Inc and Schwan Food Co and French fry makers McCain Foods Ltd and J.R. Simplot Co, the latter best known as a supplier to fast-food company McDonald’s Corp.
“Our concern is that the standards would force companies in many respects to change their products in a way that would make them unpalatable to students,” Henry said.
Other AFFI members include H.J. Heinz Co, General Mills Inc and Kraft Foods Inc. (source)
If you have enough money you can buy anything including Senators and Congress People it seems. There is NO HEALTH in Health Care – this is obvious – it is all about who can buy what and whom and make money for their shareholders. It would be terrible if sales of French Fries and Frozen Pizza slumped – due to schools buying less of them – seems it would be terrible too if healthy foods were served – OOPS sorry ——- Pizza and Fries are healthy now!
And we elect them? We pay their wages and retirement benefits? Then I guess we only have ourselves to blame! I have to wonder if this could be construed as child abuse?
A wise man once told me
Every Man Has His Price!