Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fact of the Day: Ketchup as a Vegetable

During the early days of the Ronald Reagan administration, the government tried to reclassify things like ketchup and pickle relish as vegetables. The move was mainly in hopes to budget cut while abiding by USDA standards for school lunches. The effort failed after intense criticism from the opposition. 

29 comments:

  1. I wouldn't mind eating more ketchup.

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  2. fine post

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  3. This is a cool trivia.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I guess when they start replacing real tomatoes and cucumber nobody will be pleased, except the students of course.

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  5. Politicians do strange things!

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  6. Ignore the issues and do stuff like this, pathetic

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  7. I'm happy that this effort failed. Some children think food tastes terrible without ketchup, and that's terrible. Ketchup can be good, now and again, but should not be eaten on a daily basis.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://www.dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  8. DANG, I always thought ketchup was a veggie.

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  9. I don't know why I find this too funny....

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  10. Really? I can´t believe they included ketchup as a vegetable....Kisses:)

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  11. well one thing is for sure, cutting budget means unpleasing foods

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  12. Sounds like something kids would squabble over, sad

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  13. Interesting!
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  14. Darn the government and their slick willy, slide of hand tactics. Long live ketchup!

    http://healthybeautifulyou.blogspot.com

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  15. we wish they could be vegetables, lol. Unbelievable.

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  16. I liked seeing Reagan's smiling face. It reminds me of all the good times in the 80's.

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  17. Oh my hahaha that is so strange :) have a nice day :) wish you all the best :)

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  18. but pickles are vegetable, no?

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  19. I am a condiment junky, so if it can pass for veggies, I'm game!

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  20. What.... ketchup isn't 'healthy veggies'? When did that happen, Adam?

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  21. At least pizza's a vegetable :(

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