The USDA has come out with guidelines for Americans on what not to eat. So guess what? Pizza and fast food are on the “do not eat” list.
Ok, I’m pretty sure that makes sense, although I can hear the groans of thousands of mom and pop pizza shops across the country.
So the organization that is telling us not to eat sugar is subsidizing the production of that sugar and making it readily available?
And what exactly was our fruits and vegetables subsidy? Oh, zero? Right. So if I’m on a budget, I can afford highly processed white flour and sugar because my tax dollars have subsidized and stabilized the production of both these SAD (standard american diet) staples. But I can’t afford to feed my family fruits and vegetables because they aren’t subsidized.
I’m really not sure whether to laugh or cry when the same government agency is both the policeman and the criminal. It occurs to me that farm subsidies do not NEED to destroy the health of consumers. But that would involve altering time honored pork. I’m not holding my breath.
- consciousness vs. profits (myzencity.com)
- How Will the New USDA Guidelines Improve School Lunch? (health.change.org)
- Let Them Eat Pizza? (righteouschoices.wordpress.com)
- USDA releases ‘blunt’ new dietary guidelines, tells Americans to just eat less (inquisitr.com)
- USDA Guidelines: Underwhelming (civileats.com)
- 2011 USDA Nutritional Guidelines Ignore Adage “You Are What You Eat” (babyminding.com)
- USDA releases new nutritional guidelines for school meals (grist.org)
- “USDA Deregulates GE Sugar Beets with Conditions” and related posts (sustainableagriculture.net)
- “New updated Food Nutrition Guidelines announced by USDA and HHS” and related posts (bestsyndication.com)
- Time to retire the USDA’s dietary guidelines? (grist.org)
- Beyond the Acronyms (bittman.blogs.nytimes.com)
- “Marion Nestle on the new USDA dietary guidelines” and related posts (nrnfoodwriter.blogspot.com)
- USDA Stops Import of Fake Organic Food from China (eatdrinkbetter.com)