Adding MORE tomato paste DOES NOT make it more healthy.
Yes it does..... That's absurd you'd even say that.
Tomato paste is probably the most nutritional part of the pizza.
You do understand that Tomato paste is made from almost entirely tomatoes, correct? It is just tomatoes concentrated down with water content removed, and usually a few seasonings for extra flavor. Sometimes a little sugar is added for taste, but usually not much.
But technically, I'm pretty sure that the law was trying to remove pizza from the "vegetable" category... You can't add a half-cup of tomato paste to pizza... It wouldn't be pizza anymore, it would just be a pile of sauce with some bread and cheese...
This is not only a pointless statement, it's also wrong because of fact that tomatoes would be considered a 'vegetable' under the food pyramid, as they have the nutrional content of vegetables, not fruit.
The nutritional content is to what is being referred here, in order to make school lunches more healthy... Therefore, context means everything (as usual).
And I'm not one to just mock people, but... I can't help but find the irony that your argument is now invalid, even though you were stating that Congress's argument was invalid... when in fact, Congress never even made that argument to begin with...
So much irony... It's just so yummy!
Oh, and the guy who said pizza is cheaper is actually probably correct. Tomatoes are mass-produced on a very large scale because of the demand for tomato sauces, other veggies are less-produced because there is less demand for them. Tomatoes are also easier to grow, and are very productive compared to most veggies, which are typically much less productive.
There is also a very high demand for cheese and bread products and therefore those are also mass-produced on an extremely large scale.
Anything mass-produced on such a large scale is usually pretty cheap in large bulk... like the amounts a pizza company would buy.
Per-pound of food, I'd be willing to say Pizza is probably cheaper at cost than most veggies.
Usually such large, growing demands keep prices high, but because of the productivity of tomatoes, cheese, and bread products there are many industries out there which are able to keep up... As well as government subsidies for farmers who fail to meet expectations so that they will continue to produce despite not reaching estimated goals... Which leads to massive quantities of these products that meet or exceed demand.
Although, this is just a rough guess estimating costs of production that I know about. The produce market is actually always fluctuating because of crop yields and demand changes, so it all really depends.
... If anyone else wants to insist something you're are wrong abot, please feel free. I think this is fun. :smile.gif:
It takes me literally like 1 minute to write the post, and another 1 to edit it for extra detail... And I do so love to correct people when they are wrong. :wink.gif: