Monday, November 21, 2011
Pizza a Vegatable ??
Thanks to Congress, pizza is still considered a vegetable—at least where school lunches are concerned. Proposed new school lunch standards from the USDA would have limited potatoes in school lunches (think French fries) and stopped counting less than a half-cup of tomato sauce as a vegetable (think pizza), but food companies complained via $5.6 million worth of lobbying, Talking Points Memo reports. A spending bill released yesterday rejects those suggestions, ensuring pizza and French fries will continue to be served. Federally-subsidized school meals must contain a certain amount of vegetables, and now pizza, with its two tablespoons of tomato sauce, can continue to be one of those vegetables. The USDA’s proposed changes also included limiting sodium and increasing whole grains, the AP reports, meaning that efforts to make lower-sodium, whole grain pizzas will also be delayed. “While it’s unfortunate that some members of Congress continue to put special interests ahead of the health of America’s children, USDA remains committed to practical, science-based standards for school meals,” says a USDA spokesperson.
Hold the fucking phone. I cannot and will not let Congress slander the good name of pizza with this ridiculous classification. Vegetable? Pizza is a vegetable? Bro vegetables suck. Thats basically how you classify a vegetable.
Does it suck? Yes?
Then its a vegetable.
And last time I checked pizza definitely does not suck. You’re gonna lump pizza in with asparagus and turnips and brussels sprouts? That not only laughable but its downright irresponsible. If anything pizza would be classified as some sort of bread dish. But to be honest I don’t even think you can declare pizza in a food group. Its a food all unto itself. There are 4 major food groups and then pizza. Its like Notre Dame football being independent from the major conferences.