Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Special Interests rule

In January, the USDA proposed new guidelines for school lunches to reduce carbs and sodium to try to reduce obesity in children (One-third of children are overweight.) But, the food industry spent $5.6 million and blocked improvements to the 15 year-old guidelines. The present guidelines say that two tablespoons of tomato paste constitute a serving of vegetables. Well, the salt industry has to eat too!

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