18 Oct '11, 2am

Spuds in US schools become a political hot potato: WASHINGTON: The humble potato is at the centre of a political...

Spuds in US schools become a political hot potato: WASHINGTON: The humble potato is at the centre of a political...

WASHINGTON: The humble potato is at the centre of a political food fight in Washington over what American children should be eating in their school cafeterias. Opening a new front in its war on obesity, the US Department of Agriculture wants to limit servings of "starchy vegetables" to no more than twice a week under a federally subsidized school lunch program. Never before has Washington imposed a limit on how many spuds a school can serve its students. And not surprisingly, the proposal has potato farmers -- and those who represent them on Capitol Hill -- boiling mad. "While I am a strong supporter of increasing the number of fruits and vegetables available in our schools, I believe this proposal simply goes too far," said Senator Olympia Snowe of the potato-producing state of Maine. The Senate on Monday took up the proposal, which Snowe and her counterparts from Colorad...

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