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:

DWei said...

I wouldn't mind eating more ketchup.

Mia Di Domenico said...

Interesting post ;)


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A new life said...

fine post

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Ann said...

This is a cool trivia.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

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

Unknown said...

Politicians do strange things!

Unknown said...

Ignore the issues and do stuff like this, pathetic

Elisabeth said...

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.
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Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

DANG, I always thought ketchup was a veggie.

Emmylou said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Now, how ridiculous is this...

Holy Ghost Writer said...

That is pretty sad

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

MEcoy said...

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

Dana said...

Crazy...

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like something kids would squabble over, sad

R's Rue said...

Interesting!
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Unknown said...

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

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Christine said...

we wish they could be vegetables, lol. Unbelievable.

jaybird said...

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

Aunt Mary said...

Lovely fact :)

Dreams-amaze-me said...

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

Riot Kitty said...

Despicable.

de engineur said...

but pickles are vegetable, no?

Unknown said...

nice info.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

Blue Grumpster said...

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

Villyne said...

At least pizza's a vegetable :(

Teddi said...

grrrrrr! what a joke.