There is a lively debate occurring at all levels of government about how we need to cut spending in order to be more fiscally responsible. Without turning this into a political discussion, I think most of us can identify areas where OUR money is being wasted without having to strain our eyes very hard.
Case in point – Last week the USDA gave us a new guide to healthy eating, the colorful food plate shown above. Granted it is simpler than the food pyramid, but is it really going to motivate anyone to eat a better diet? And why should the obvious work product of big, commodity agriculture be the standard for what is a healthy diet? Clearly it isn’t.
Personally I think the food plate as advocated by the folks at Nom Nom Paleo makes a lot more sense.