The USDA "food pyramid" is finally being torn down — not because of the horrible advice it contained, but because it was a bit "too confusing."
So they’ve traded in a triangle for a circle: a multicolored dinner plate with a glass of milk off to the side.
Cost to you: Just $2 million, a bargain when you consider how that fee includes… well… a multicolored dinner plate with a glass of milk off to the side.
The USDA unveiled its first food pyramid in 1992, and then replaced it with MyPyramid just a few years ago. The latest version had a little man running up the side, presumably to collect the prize of "fats, oils and sweets" (yes, the three were lumped together) locked in the top.
Now the little man is gone, and it’s unclear what killed him. I suppose it could have been all that running up the pyramid… but maybe he binged on those sweets and died of diabetes and heart disease.
RIP, pyramid man. We hardly knew you.
Food pyramid finally crumbles
The USDA, on the other hand, we know only too well. This agency’s bad advice, carefully negotiated with help from Big Food’s big-money lobbyists, has turned us into the fattest, sickest, weakest people on the planet.
But that advice won’t change — just the symbol, as the new dinner plate will be loaded with the same crapola that caused the pyramid to topple over: vegetables and sack after sack of grains.
Nothing on earth leads to obesity quite like a grain-based diet — and if you need any proof of that, just take a tour of a factory farm.
The animals in those hellholes are given the same foods the feds want you to eat — grains and soy — to fatten them up as fast as possible.
Throw in some antibiotics, and you’ve got a giant cow… or a giant human. And does it even matter which is which anymore?
We are what we eat — and if we eat cow feed, we’ll turn into cows, waiting for our own demise in the not-too-distant future.