Soylent Pinko: Obama’s food police want you to go vegan

To “save the planet,” of course.

The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released its far-reaching 571-page report of recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday, which detailed its plans to “transform the food system.”

DGAC said its recommendations to eat less meat are intended to “maximize environmental sustainability” out of concerns for climate change.

Every time you eat a steak, Mother Gaia cries.

Oh, BTW, they’re going to tax your dessert too.

DGAC called for diet and weight management interventions by “trained interventionists” in healthcare settings, community locations, and worksites.

“Government at local, state, and national levels, the health care system, schools, worksites, community organizations, businesses, and the food industry all have critical roles in developing creative and effective solutions,” they said.

DGAC also called for policy interventions to “reduce unhealthy options,” limit access to high calorie foods in public buildings, “limit the exposure” of advertisements for junk food, a soda tax, and taxing high sugar and salt items and dessert.

Michelle Obama’s Food Police are coming for you. Put down that eclair, step away from the table, and nobody gets hurt.

Wanna bet these “guidelines” get written into Obamacare regulations?

Hey, if they can tax you for not buying health insurance they can certainly tax you for buying Oreos. And trust me, they will.

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Michelle Obama: You can’t buy potatoes with food stamps, unless it’s at a strip club

Mooch says ixnay on the spuds-ay:

Right now, the House of Representatives is considering a bill to override science by mandating that white potatoes be included on the list of foods that women can purchase using WIC dollars. Now, there is nothing wrong with potatoes. The problem is that many women and children already consume enough potatoes and not enough of the nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables they need. That’s why the Institute of Medicine — the nonpartisan, scientific body that advises on the standards for WIC — has said that potatoes should not be part of the WIC program.

If you like potatoes, you’re anti-science!

But if you’re using your food stamps to buy lap dances, that’s still OK. Because it must count as “exercise,” or something.