This is a re-post of Dr. Mercola's post from Dec. 12,2011. This is what happens when you get government involved where they don't belong. These are the kind of things that need to be dealt with at the local level. Read the full Article Here
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In case you weren't aware, you can eat a few slices of pizza and a couple of orders of fries and reach your daily requirement of vegetables!
Of course, I kid, although it's really not a laughing matter.
Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed guidelines that would limit the use of potatoes in school lunches, as well as require a serving of tomato paste to be one-half cup in order to count as a serving of vegetables.
Since a slice of pizza has less than that, it would therefore NOT qualify as a vegetable, the way it does now.
Well, since Congress appears to have few more pressing concerns, they decided to invest their time nixing the proposed changes, and will continue to allow two tablespoons of tomato paste to count as a vegetable, and potatoes to be served with abandon.