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Friday, October 22, 2010

Feds Make War On Spuds

Another dopey dietary regulation, telling you what you can and can't eat.

[I intentionally tried to mimic the media's hyperbolic way of inventing titles for their articles.  Pretty good, huh?]

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has recommended that the US Department of Agriculture remove the common potato from it's list of foods approved under the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program...the program that assists the poor to buy food. (Assoc Press, Oct 20)

No, I'm not kidding.  If you're a meat-and-potatoes kinda person, you have to adapt.  Become a meat-and-celery person.

The IOM also recommended that USDA reduce potato use in school lunchrooms.  Potato farmers ain't happy.

Note that we're talking about the fresh, unvarnished, dug-out-of-the-earth potato here.

Not the cheesey-chili fries, or the hash browns fried in grease...the real dietary problem.

And even if we were talking about the gut-bombs, is there any evidence these programs work?  We already know that people trade their food stamps for cash so they can buy alcohol.  Humans aren't dumb, but they are stubborn.

My prediction:  the diet regulations will grow, the amount of money we pour into these programs will increase, and people will find ways to eat what they damn well please.

Another example of your government, bringing you what's good for you...according to them.

Doc D

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