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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: In a move to block important changes to the nutritional requirements of school lunches, the GOP-led House of Representatives yesterday voted to pass a bill that eliminates USDA-endorsed anti-childhood-obesity limits to French fries, while maintaining the status of pizza as a “vegetable.”
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, signed into law by President Obama last year, set new standards for government-funded lunch programs, reducing the serving of white potatoes to one cup a week, and requiring that pizzas contain at least half a cup of tomato paste to constitute “a vegetable.”
The new spending bill keeps the status quo of two tablespoons in place.
“It’s an important victory,” said a spokesman for the American Frozen Food Institute, which represents such food giants as ConAgra, Schwan, McCain, Heinz, Kraft, General Mills, and McDonald’s supplier J.R. Simplot. “Our concern is that the standards would force companies in many respects to change their products in a way that would make them unpalatable to students.”
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack acknowledged the loss, but said the USDA would still do “everything it can” to provide schoolchildren with nutritious lunches.
“Clearly more pizza and French fries in schools is not good for kids, but it’s good for companies that make pizza and French fries,” said Center for Science in the Public Interest nutrition policy director Margo Wootan, noting that food manufacturers talk up the nutritional value of their foods while fighting regulations that require them to do better.
Emotionally intense images of retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis - who has joined the #OccupyWallStreet protests - being arrested by the NYPD.
Captain Lewis has been outspoken against the NYPD’s wrongful use of violence against peaceful protesters.
From what I have seen, Ray Lewis’ conduct defines honor, bravery, and dignity.
There is a media blackout on images of his participation in the protest, and on his arrest:
It’s proved impossible for me to get this shot of former Philadelphia Police Cpt. Ray Lewis being arrested, published anywhere. I was adamantly rebuffed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, NYT, local NY papers, and Newsweek, before even looking at the photograph. One of the only published photos of this paradoxical and intense event is located here at the NYC Observer:
Make this viral and they will come.
Ray Lewis gets 2 posts this morning, because this needs to be seen. I’m not even sure why, but this pair of photos made me cry hysterically.
oh my god. so much props to this man. this country has turned into utter fucking insanity.
FUCK YEAH PHILLY
This needs more notes, more people need to see this… Thank you for joining OWS Captain Lewis, I have the utmost respect for you.
Really? Really..!? Peaceful and civil protesting, and still getting arrested.. I don’t get it..
Street Art of the Day: Spotted in downtown Seattle.
As Sheldon Cooper might say: “Burger-Zinga!”
Unfortunate Juxtaposition of the Day: Italian weekly gossip mag Oggi is giving away a set of knives with the purchase of its latest issue — the cover of which just happens to feature a photo of the recently acquitted Amanda Knox.
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