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Chocolate milk soon to be “verboten” in Florida public school cafeteria menus

From Denise-Marie Balona, in the Orlando Sentinel:

Chocolate milk is the latest food to be banned from Florida schools

“The Board of Education has agreed to move forward on a plan to eliminate sugary beverages and make Florida the first state in the nation to ban chocolate milk in public schools. Continue reading

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Home-lunch ban at Chicago area public schools — What’s more revolting: junk food, the student reaction, or the nanny state precedent this regulation sets?

While one can agree that junk food from home is no good for kids, the nanny-state implications of this are scary indeed. And students don’t like it much either. From Monica Eng and Joel Hood at the Chicago Tribune:

“Fernando Dominguez cut the figure of a young revolutionary leader during a recent lunch period at his elementary school.

“Who thinks the lunch is not good enough?” the seventh-grader shouted to his lunch mates in Spanish and English.

Dozens of hands flew in the air and fellow students shouted along: “We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch!” Continue reading

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Passage of pro-raw-milk law in New Jersey legislature brings out opponents

Anti-raw-milk rants in the media tend to follow a bit of a formula. And this one, from the “Press of Atlantic City.com” is really not that special. Still it shows that where progress is made towards legalizing raw milk access, there will be reaction from factions that would trade off choice for what they purport to be safety. Here are a couple of excerpts:

“…But today, challenging long-held scientific truths is a way of life for many people. They reject vaccines. And, increasingly, they reject pasteurization, favoring unpasteurized, raw milk because of the supposed natural benefits of milk straight from the cow.

Periodically, these folks find a friend in Trenton who sponsors a bill that would end New Jersey’s decades-old ban on the sale or distribution of raw milk. Assemblyman Connie Wagner, D-Bergen, is the latest. And her measure to allow the sale of raw milk in New Jersey was approved by the Assembly last week in a … well, shocking 71-6-1 vote. Continue reading

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“If you have two cows…” — Reason.com

Here are a couple of excerpts from a recent post on Reason.com titled “Why Buy the Cow:

Cartoon from Counter Think.com

“….Since at least the 1930s, some version of this series of jokes has been in circulation, via chain letter, newspaper reprint, and eventually email forwards. Sometimes it travels under the name “a parable of isms.” This version from 1940 is pretty typical: Continue reading

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