Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Bush USDA: French Fries Are Now A Vegetable
According to the Bush Administration's Agriculture Department, batter dipped French Fries now count as a fresh vegetable.
According to the AP:
"'It's unfathomable to me that, when Congress passed this law in 1930 and used the term fresh vegetable, they ever could have conceived that large food-processing companies could have convinced USDA that a frozen battered french fry fell into that definition,' (Fleming) Elliott said.
"Although Fleming Companies sold the fries to supermarkets, most are eaten in fast food restaurants, Elliott said. The coating makes the fry crunchy and adds flavor, he said."
Posted by Ron Mwangaguhunga at Tuesday, June 15, 2004