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Tomato paste considered a vegetable

Written by The Sarcasmist on November 16, 2011 - Comments (5)

Vegetable in a can!

Congress is currently considering a spending bill which would deny funding for the new school lunch standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The new proposal is going to, in part, keep french fries and pizza on the menu, as is, without limiting their fat and salt content. What is more is that Congress has decided that two tablespoons of tomato paste on pizza to be continued to be counted as a vegetable.

See folks, this is why you need to make sure that your kids go to and stay in school. Conventional wisdom would argue that tomato paste is not a vegetable, but good schooling will teach your kids the facts as Congress sees it, and let’s be honest, Congress has our best interest at heart.

Parents should make sure that their kids get enough tomato paste in their diet, even if this new spending bill does not pass. Don’t let little things such as the fact that tomato is actually a fruit keep you from feeding your kids tomato paste as part of their daily vegetable servings.

To read the full story, why not visit Boston.com

Comments

  1. All I could do was laugh at this one…

  2. I shake my head at this one…really?

  3. Actually, there are 2 definitions for fruit and vegetable – the botanical definition and the dictionary definition. The Supreme court ruled many many years ago (Nix v. Hedden, 149 U.S. 304 (May 10, 1893)) that the tomato is in fact a vegetable as they used the dictionary definition of vegetable for their decision. So as far as the government is concerned, it is in fact a veggie. That being said, I think we can all agree that tomato *paste* is disgusting and should not be considered a fruit *or* a vegetable.

  4. Haha
    And you actually believed Them when They told You what to think a tomato is. You’re all fruit fools

  5. And this is only one of the many reasons why I homeschool my kids…

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