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Correcting the USDA’s Telling Typo

Written by PETA | January 21, 2010
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“[T]he USDA is making every effort to make sure that today’s children are the first American generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.”—USDA Blog, January 15, 2010

Call the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent blunder whatever you want—a Freudian typo, a meaningful misprint, an epic blog fail—but we can all agree that the error was a telling one, accidentally revealing the truth about the USDA. We know that the USDA meant to write, “the USDA is making every effort to make sure that today’s children are not the first American generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents” [emphasis added], but by promoting meat, eggs, and dairy products and allowing the National School Lunch Program to serve these fatty, cholesterol-laden foods to schoolchildren, the USDA is putting kids’ lives at risk.

The typo has already been corrected on the USDA’s blog, but the real, fatal error won’t be corrected until the USDA starts urging children to eat cruelty-free.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • Amanda says:

    Never trust the USDA never. They are just a bunch of liars who are hired by meat companies bunch of lieing bastards.

  • andi says:

    There is poison in the food water air and “medicine” all governmentsanctioned. You really have to go out of your way to grow your own crops filter fluoride from water shop at health food stores and educate yourself about plantbased foods and medicines and the benefits of exercise and detoxification and sweating. But really it’s a simple formula. Boycott the GMO processed foods the GMOhybrid seeds the entire meat dairy industry and Big Pharma products. Ethical vegans don’t take synthetic drugs based on vivisection and bad science. Health is a Choice it just takes a little work.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    The USDA is responsible for massive cruelty and animal genocide and human obesity diabetes and hypertension. USDA is deadly for animals and humans.

  • Andre Inglis says:

    It’s typical that the USDA endorse meat and eggs. They are given grants by these companies and sadly they prefer money to the truth. Even the food pyramid is strongly supported by the animial agriculture industry. Infact about 20 years ago the food pyramid suggest to ‘reduce meat consumption’ and there was such an outrage from farmers and the meat industry that they decided to remove that statement.

  • Aneliese says:

    I see nothing wrong with that USDA blog sentence.

  • John says:

    The USDA is owned by meat and dairy corporations. Literally. Department of Agriculture employees literally declare that they work for meat and dairy companies and they spend OUR TAX MONEY to help these abusing corporations make more money and abuse more animals. And make us sick. I had hoped that Obama would change the priorities of the USDA and get them to work for the people. Maybe that will still happen.