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Is Pizza a vegetable?

November 17, 2011  |  Share

 

 

An agriculture spending bill released by Congress earlier this week had a surprising nugget in it.  The bills asks the federal government to label a couple of teaspoons of pizza sauce as a full serving of vegetables.  Currently, a slice of pizza counts as one serving of vegetables. But that’s assuming there is a half cup of tomato sauce on the slice.  Food companies have spent more than 5 million dollars lobbying the government to lower its standards from a half cup of sauce, which is a lot to put on a single serving, to a few tablespoons.  Could be fun to ask your kids what they think.


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