Political Factoid, November 17, 2011

If you have any reservations about the power of lobbies to influence those who make law, please consider that the potato and tomato lobbies just successfully got the Unites States Congress to keep French fried potatoes on the list of healthy school lunch program foods and to classify pizza as a vegetable. Type II diabetes and obesity are at epidemic proportions among our school age populations and Congress makes these decisions, not based on public health, but on who’s paying for their re-election campaigns.

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