Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Checking Information is Your Responsibility

This morning I was going through Facebook messages and came across a blanket statement with the caption of "Congress makes Pizza a vegetable."  It was hyping a new food documentary.  First reaction, sweet, I eat more vegetables then I give myself credit for.  2nd reaction, figures, government doesn't care about your health only money. 3rd reaction, there is no way.

I did some looking around, googling, and sure enough, it was overblown.  This is from 2011 as well!  Talk about taking something and spinning it for the sake of a health movie.  The argument was how much pizza sauce counts for a serving of vegetables in school lunches.  It had been a 1/4 cup of sauce is the equivalent to a 1/2 cup of vegetables.  They were debating whether it should be 1/2 cup of sauce to equal a 1/2 cup of vegetables.

This is sad on so many accounts.  First that this is a debate.  2nd that people are spinning tomato sauce into pizza, classic scare/sensationalism.  3rd, no one is going to care about your health and the information about health, but you.

Work for you own health.  Take that responsibility, don't pass it off onto someone else.

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