AW is back! http://mynetfam.com/forum/
 
HomePortalCalendarGalleryFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog inNew PostsArcadeBlogs

Share | 
 

 US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Zangetsu
Zanta Claus
Zanta Claus
avatar

Posts : 1803
Points : 55678
Reputation : 32
Join date : 2011-10-15

PostSubject: US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable   Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:36 pm

Quote :
American lawmakers have ruled that the amount of tomato paste in pizza sauce means that pizzas can be counted as a vegetable.

The bizarre move, which was decided in a vote on the annual spending bill for the Department of Agriculture, happened for purely political reasons.

The crucial bill had oversight over subsidised school meals, and the department was seeking to restrict pizza, chips and starchy vegetables from the menu for school children in a bid to combat child obesity.

MSNBC reports that politicians had been lobbied heavily by the frozen food industry who didn’t want to see a major revenue stream cut off given how often pizza is found on the menus of school canteens in the US.

School meals subsidised by the government are mandated to include a certain amount of vegetables and the Department of Agriculture’s plan would have pushed pizza-makers at least partly out of the school lunch business.

The salt industry, potato growers, and some conservative politicians who said that the federal government shouldn’t be involved in telling children what to eat, also lobbied against the change.

After some debate, Congress voted that anything containing two tablespoons of tomato sauce can be labelled a vegetable, putting pizza into the vegetable category.
Story




Set by me
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest
avatar


PostSubject: Re: US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable   Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:14 pm

That's one way to get kids to eat their vegetables; change the definition of the word vegetable.
Also, tomatoes are technically fruits.
Back to top Go down
Viinasu
Epitome of Weirdness
Epitome of Weirdness
avatar

Posts : 664
Points : 54127
Reputation : 30
Join date : 2011-10-15
Age : 26
Location : messing with this new site x.x

PostSubject: Re: US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable   Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:13 pm

wow, i had no idea i liked vegetables so much! now i feel super healthy eating pizza! XD

the teenage mutant ninja turtles approve!



Spectr wrote:
Vii is in charge!?




Spoiler:
 

Back to top Go down
View user profile http://aniworlds2.forumotion.com
Ghaleon
Illegal Immigrant 8D
avatar

Posts : 281
Points : 48957
Reputation : 9
Join date : 2011-10-16
Age : 31
Location : Golyat, Valeria

PostSubject: Re: US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable   Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:26 pm

And so, the heated debate of whether a tomato is a vegetable or fruit is rekindled once more, but this time with optional toppings.

Back to top Go down
View user profile http://vayneofgaming.proboards.com/index.cgi?
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable   

Back to top Go down
 

US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» Martian Rebellion, with figs and GURPS rules(SAVAGE WORLDS?)
» Rules and Guidelines for hosting a party
» LEGENDARY BATTLE SCENARIO RULES
» Need Imperial Flyer Rules
» rules for warbands or skirmish

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Aniworlds 2 :: News :: News Discussion-