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Celerity

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1. Rethug bullshit posturing and misdirection (on guns), with the added 'bonuses' of making children less healthy and
Thu Dec 14, 2023, 12:08 AM
Dec 2023

hurting the environment.



https://www.theguardian.com/food/2023/dec/13/us-congress-milk-bill-school-kids

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Meanwhile, Republican representatives from all swaths of the country spoke in support of the act and the urgent need to bring whole milk back into schools.

Wisconsin representative Derrick Van Orden decried plant-based dairy such as soy and almond milk as “not real milk”. “Milk comes from a mammal,” Van Orden said.

Illinois representative Mary Miller called the previous removal of whole milk from schools a facet of “radical Obama administration policies led by Michelle Obama”, referencing the former first lady’s campaign to end childhood obesity.

North Carolina representative Virginia Foxx evoked Santa Claus’s affinity for cookies and milk to advocate for a return of whole milk in schools. “The nutrients in whole milk … provide the fuel Santa needs to travel the whole globe in one night. Whole milk is the unsung hero of his Christmas journey,” Foxx said.




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