Correcting the USDA’s Telling Typo

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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”

, 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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