Published on November 14, 2007
Section Green Report / Media
Remember when Ronald Reagan’s administration tried to officially declare ketchup a vegetable in order to save money on school lunch programs? Well, now that health and obesity issues are on the rise, concerned parents are wanting solutions and asking for them from the current presidential candidates.
One such concerned parent is actor Alec Baldwin. Baldwin has personally written Senator Hillary Clinton asking her to vote against the controversial Farm Bill that will bring more unhealthy food into our schools.
Sources suggest Baldwin did this to challenge Clinton and see how she stands on the issue of childhood obesity.
The Farm Bill, which will set agricultural policy for the next five years, has gained a lot of criticism for bringing high-fat and high-cholesterol foods into our school food programs. At the root of the issue, some feel, are the enormous profits going into the pockets of major agribusiness and manufactured food companies.
Let’s hope Alec’s starpower will have more weight than our nation’s children…