A recent proposal by the Department of Agriculture to cut back the amount of pizza and French fries being served to American children is being opposed by Congress. The proposal was intended to reduce the amounts of starchy foods and sodium that school children would be served for lunch daily. This included the tomato paste found in pizzas.
As The New York Daily News puts it:
Food companies that produce frozen pizzas for schools, the salt industry and potato growers requested the changes, and some conservatives in Congress say the federal government shouldn’t be telling children what to eat.
Apparently if it’s cost effective enough, it’s a vegetable! But hey, we all had to sit through cafeteria pizza. Why should the next generation get any special treatment? We came out okay.