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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, September 23, 2011

USDA, get the hell out of my kitchen!

The damned government can keep their greasy paws off my food:

( - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told members of the National Restaurant Association on Monday that Americans need to “adjust” their tastes so that they like the kind of food the government believes they should eat—and “we have to make sure that what we do is create the appropriate transition.”

“You know, as we deal with this issue of reducing sodium and sugar, it sounds simple to do, but you all know better than I do, it’s not as simple as it sounds,” said Vilsack.

“It’s going to take time for people’s taste to adjust and they will adjust over time, but it will take some time,” he said. “So, we have to make sure that what we do is create the appropriate transition.

"At the end of the day, though, we've got to deal with this," said Vilsack.

Vilsack’s remarks about Americans’ taste buds came in response to a question about the best way to deal with food waste. He said the Agriculture Department has ongoing research projects to determine how to make nutritious food more appealing so that less of it is wasted.

Vilsack mentioned visiting a Colorado school that was serving children brownies made with black beans. “The kids didn’t even know they were eating a healthier snack,” Vilsack said.

The restaurant trade group is working with the USDA to promote the government’s revised dietary guidelines for Americans.

Restaurants that participate in the voluntary Kids LiveWell program commit to offering healthful meal items for children, with a particular focus on increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and low-fat dairy, and limiting unhealthy fats, sugars and sodium.

First Lady Michelle Obama has made childhood obesity her signature issue, launching the administration’s “Let’s Move” program which is dedicated to “solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation.”

On its website, the “Let’s Move” program says that: “Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity, including parents, elected officials from all levels of government, schools, health care professionals, faith-based and community-based organizations, and private sector companies.”

(End of story, my comments follow.)

I don't need somebody deciding how to feed my kids. I can do that quite well, thank you. How well? I've found a recipe for creamed spinach that has them sucking it down. That isn't bad considering they're ages are 7,6 and 4.

So we don't need my OR their appetites "tweaked". We don't need guilt trips about the number of calories consumed when we go out to eat. Seriously, who the hell counts calories at a restaurant?

I don't need "low cal" ice cream, it tastes like frozen cat piss. I won't buy low-fat kielbasa, thats heresy in a plastic wrapper. I don't go for reduced calorie Mexican food (some things should never have been invented).

So the USDA can kiss my royal rednecked ass. The function of the government isn't to substitute for my mother or second guess on how well my kids are fed. End of story.


Most Rev. Gregori said...

Again, the Agriculture Department and the USDA have over-stepped their bounds. Their ONLY job is to make sure that the food we eat is safe from contamination, they have no right to dictate what we can or cannot eat, how much we can eat or what we choose to feed our children We need to elect a president and congress men and women who will rein in every single US Department, they have all gone over and beyond the limits of the Constitution.

Subvet said...

MRG, as I wrote in a followon post, our government has gotten too damned big and too damned oppressive. I'm thinking it's about time for a real "change" that we can "hope" for.

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