I tweeted a link on Monday about the recent USDA warning against eating too much pizza, but this story is important enough for a post here on Slice proper. In a New York magazine article, Jane Black sifts through the agency's Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 and notices that it specifically calls out pizza as a big 'ol fat problem.
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Remember that story from the New York Times about how the USDA, through an arm called Dairy Management, had paid for marketing Domino's supercheesed pizzas? James McWilliams over on The Atlantic says that's not the case.
Domino's Wisconsin 6 Cheese pizza. [Photograph: Robyn Lee] This story in the New York Times is unbelievable yet at the same time depressingly, annoyingly, and frustratingly all too believable. Seems that while at once warning Americans about the dangers of obesity, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been working with Domino's to get people to eat more cheese. Urged on by government warnings about saturated fat, Americans have been moving toward low-fat milk for decades, leaving a surplus of whole milk and milk fat. Yet the government, through [USDA marketing arm] Dairy Management, is engaged in an effort to...