Domino’s New Recipe: 2/3 Daily Saturated Fat

A marketing arm of the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) decided to fund that marketing blitz by Dominos, selling their new, not-shit pizzas.  The secret recipe?

one slice contains as much as two-thirds of a day’s maximum recommended amount of saturated fat, which has been linked to heart disease and is high in calories.

The same people pushing a huge anti-obesity campaign have disovered it logically leads to an excess of whole milk and milk fat in the US.  So, the marketing branch of the USDA’s dairy department is trying desperately- with logical capitalist vigor – to dump the saturated fat from dairy somewhere.  Therefore, they are aiming at increasing American’s already legendary appetite for cheese.

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If you’re too lazy to hit the link, here’s a good summary to catch you up to speed on the more educated public’s disenchantment with factory farming.

Every day, the nation’s cows produce an average of about 60 million gallons of raw milk, yet less than a third goes toward making milk that people drink. And the majority of that milk has fat removed to make the low-fat or nonfat milk that Americans prefer. A vast amount of leftover whole milk and extracted milk fat results.

For years, the federal government bought the industry’s excess cheese and butter, an outgrowth of a Depression-era commitment to use price supports and other tools to maintain the dairy industry as a vital national resource. This stockpile, packed away in cool caves in Missouri, grew to a value of more than $4 billion by 1983, when Washington switched gears.

The government started buying only what it needed for food assistance programs. It also began paying farmers to slaughter some dairy cows. But at the time, the industry was moving toward larger, more sophisticated operations that increased productivity through artificial insemination, hormones and lighting that kept cows more active.

In 1995, the government created Dairy Management Inc., a nonprofit corporation that has defined its mission as increasing dairy consumption by “offering the products consumers want, where and when they want them.”

Dairy Management, through the “Got Milk?” campaign, has been successful at slowing the decline in milk consumption, particularly focusing on schoolchildren. It has also relentlessly marketed cheese and pushed back against the Agriculture Department’s suggestion that people eat only low-fat or fat-free varieties.

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