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Leftovers from Michelle Obama’s ‘healthy’ school lunches being served to pigs
EAG News ^ | July 1, 2014 | Ben Velderman

Posted on 07/02/2014 1:14:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. – First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch menu is finally getting some love from a group of young eaters.

Some 3,000 pigs at My Blue Heaven Farm in Rhode Island have been dining on students’ lunch leftovers from two nearby school systems, according to WoonsocketCall.com.pigs eating

The pigs are enjoying “half-eaten tuna sandwiches and other food scraps students discard during their lunch periods” as part of a new recycling program established by the town of Cumberland, the news site reports.

The recycling program has been so successful that officials are planning to expand it in the fall.

The school food that’s being “repurposed” as pig feed is described as “nutritious,” and it certainly is.

The federal government’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 places strict limits on the amount of calories, sugar, sodium and fat that goes into school lunches. Since those ingredients are what give food much of its taste, students all across the nation are refusing to eat their bland, government-mandated meals, leaving schools to dispose massive quantities of leftover food.

Presumably, that is what’s happening in the two Rhode Island districts – North Smithfield and Burrillville – that are sending their scraps to My Blue Heaven Farm. Both districts are participants in the National School Lunch Program, which is implementing the hated federal lunch rules.

It’s not much of a stretch to conclude that the food recycling program is a direct result of Washington D.C.’s effort to control what students are eating in schools. Schools are being forced to prepare unpopular meals, students are refusing to eat them, and the scraps are ending up in pig troughs.

Just something to keep in mind the next time you pay your taxes – and the next time you hear a politician whine that America’s schools are underfunded and being cut to the bone.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: napl; schoollunch
What are the pigs in the White House eating?
1 posted on 07/02/2014 1:14:57 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


2 posted on 07/02/2014 1:16:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
What are the pigs in the White House eating?
crack
3 posted on 07/02/2014 1:19:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (" Finally, I have to mention a man who made life at the WH very sweet...Crustmaster...crack pies.")
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To: Rastus

Hey, they’ve to to something with all us “reactionaries” who fail “reeducation.”


5 posted on 07/02/2014 1:26:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I hate to keep asking the same question every other day, but, is this post real or satire? So many ridiculous things happen these days, who knows?


6 posted on 07/02/2014 1:27:21 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

It’s presented as factual. Of course, so is a great deal about the First Wookie.


7 posted on 07/02/2014 1:29:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: lee martell

No, not satire, but not really a big deal either. Pig farms benefit greatly from the leftovers produced by a wide range of organizations, so it’s hardly surprising that the poorly-received (and therefore leftover-productive) Obama lunch menu would end up feeding pigs too. Las Vegas is a huge feed producer for hog farms.


8 posted on 07/02/2014 1:31:24 AM PDT by Little Pig
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To: Slings and Arrows

Huh, Obama just praised the White House pasterie chef. So public school children eat crap while Michelle dines on pies and japanese beef. Typical leftwing hypocrisy.


9 posted on 07/02/2014 1:33:42 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Slings and Arrows

Just damn.

Poor pigs...


10 posted on 07/02/2014 1:40:36 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: RginTN

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”


11 posted on 07/02/2014 1:44:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I would love to have Sarah and Ann Coulter have a little fun with this. You know Ms. Maddow and John Stewart would consider it grist for the rhetorical milling. Extra, Extra; read all about it! “First Lady’s Lunch Menu Rejects = Filler for the Hog Troughs!” Farmer’s complaining about newly sickened Hogs. Piglets ‘prefer starving’ to First Lady’s Lunch Menu Rejects.


12 posted on 07/02/2014 1:44:18 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Vendome

They’ll live, but they won’t like it.


13 posted on 07/02/2014 1:46:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: lee martell

Perhaps they will - quite a few conservative media types lurk here.


14 posted on 07/02/2014 1:48:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Feed em MOO-Chele Too! ! ! !


15 posted on 07/02/2014 1:51:43 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Why would ANYBODY want to be President after the mess ZERO is leaving?)
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16 posted on 07/02/2014 2:04:43 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Seems somehow appropriate: being used to make bacon, pork chops, spare ribs...


17 posted on 07/02/2014 2:28:01 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Maybe if we continue feeding kids slop they won’t eat, the price of bacon will drop. It would be the first positive thing to come out of these six terrible years with Obama in the White House.


18 posted on 07/02/2014 2:38:21 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: markomalley; Pollster1

o/~ It’s the circle of life... o/~


19 posted on 07/02/2014 2:46:35 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: lee martell

Watch for very lean bacon. Then you’ll know. :^)


20 posted on 07/02/2014 3:05:04 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: RginTN

obama made some lame joke about the WH pastry chef putting crack in his pie...(thass why he just cant stop eating them pie)

mooch recognized the gaffe and verbally gobsmacked potus selfie by saying “there is no crack in the pie”

lobsta is her crack


21 posted on 07/02/2014 3:31:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I can only say that pigs have been treated better than people.
22 posted on 07/02/2014 3:33:26 AM PDT by eizverson22
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bump


23 posted on 07/02/2014 3:59:39 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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Smithfield Bacon

Finally the White House supporting something wildly popular.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 4:55:52 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Eh? I thought feeding pigs food rejected by the children was against the law.


25 posted on 07/02/2014 5:53:43 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: null and void

Is that Mooooooochelle in the middle of the picture?


26 posted on 07/02/2014 6:14:04 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Slings and Arrows

So I guess I can expect to see extra nutritious bacon in the store soon?


27 posted on 07/02/2014 6:15:56 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Turning tuna sandwiches into pork loin and BBQ ribs sounds good to me.

But I like tuna too, and pay a lot more for it. (about $50 a pound overall by our calculations) Sport fishing is very expensive, but lots of fun and the fish is delicious.


28 posted on 07/02/2014 7:12:31 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (There's only one reason for authorities to take the arms of good people.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

As long as it increases the bacon supply, it is not all bad.


29 posted on 07/02/2014 9:28:31 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("911 is for when the backhoe won't start." JRandomFreeper)
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