You might remember way back when, the era when ketchup was declared a vegetable in school cafeterias. Yup, the glowing, sparkly Reagan era.
Frankly, I yearn for that era after 4 years of Dubya at the helm.
Well, it looks like we’re heading back that way:
Batter-coated french fries are a fresh vegetable, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has a federal judge’s ruling to back it up.
But the department said yesterday that the classification applies only to rules of commerce, not nutrition, and it does not consider an order of fries the same as an apple in school lunches.
Isn’t government amusing?