Michelle Obama, food dictator

“Granny Jan” consistently turns out great videos mocking the administration. Here’s “her” latest, making fun of Michelle Obama’s School Lunch  grab and showing the likely consequences on overflowing landfills and school trash bins.

Source: American Thinker UPDATE: Sorry guys,  The Vid was removed by the Thought Police. A spoof on an upcoming Government ad. Hmm removed from American Thinker as well. I see the original Government ad is over at Hot Air-


H/T goes to Socialism is not the answer

See our earlier post :What do 5000 school salad bars get you? The USDA, CDC and a ton of regs

“But schools also are deterred by USDA regulations that require students to pass by a cash register or “point of sale” station after they have been to the salad bar to ensure that they have served themselves the correct portions of fruits and vegetables required under the federal lunch program. In October, the USDA’s Food and Services division, which oversees the subsidized meal program, circulated a memo saying that while it encourages the use of salad bars in schools, school menu planners must tell students the minimum amounts they must take from salad bars, cashiers “must be trained to judge accurately the quantities of self-service items,” and point-of-sale registers “must be stationed after the salad bar.”

Cooper has previously said USDA rules too often “don’t work on the ground” and that forcing students to double back and pass a checkpoint after they’ve been to the salad bar “slows everything down.”  Also, the CDC was trying to determine how local health inspectors might pass judgment on salad bars scattered across the country and what federal health requirements they might apply

Coke’s Ultimate Vending Machine

Now we have some real beauties! 104 flavors– hmmm…

Yes, public health advocates are getting increasingly vocal about the negative effects of soda on the body, but Coke isn’t giving up its 70 percent market share to tap water without a fight. The Atlanta-based company is rolling out the big guns with the Freestyle, a super-sleek, touch-screen soda fountain that lets users create up to 104 different flavors of fizzy refreshment.

This high-tech beverage machine shoots out a wide range of traditional sodas, flavored waters, and energy drinks in every conceivable combination. Raspberry Coke? Check. Grape Sprite? Why not. Peach Fanta? No problem. The fountain is a study in excess, totally over the top. And yet … admit it: You want to try it.

“Consumers are telling us they want choice,” says Helen Tarleton, senior communications manager for Coca-Cola. She points out that the while the Freestyle might get some flack for offering so many options, more than half of them are low- and no-calorie. “When you’ve only got six or eight valves to work with, maybe only one is diet,” she says.

Soda fountains have remained pretty much the same since they were popularized in the 1950s — a basic ratio of syrup to carbonated water is combined in a container, then released out of the spigot. The Freestyle completely changes the game with a touch screen that instructs the machine to mix flavors on the spot, using technology originally developed for dialysis and cancer treatments. It’s only got one nozzle, and works by releasing the flavorings into a stream of carbonated water. The new technology ensures that one soda doesn’t taste like the flavor poured before it.
The Freestyle has been in development for five years but, according to the Wall Street Journal, Coke has been ramping up distribution in the last six months, testing 69 of the machines in 53 outlets. It’s a gamble for restaurant owners, since the Freestyles cost 30 percent more than traditional machines, but there’s a potential payoff, since the whiz-bang factor may entice customers to spend more on beverages.

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For company execs, it’s an information goldmine. The Freestyle is basically a wireless computer, and has the ability to send Coke specifics on what people are creating and how much they’re spending. It’s consumer data in real-time — a marketing windfall. And Coke can talk back, telling the fountain to, say, discontinue a slow seller. But Tarleton says thus far, there aren’t many. “We’ve found that customers are trying almost all the products almost every day,” she says.

So what’s not to like? Well, have you ever watched your grandfather navigate an ATM? Segments of the population might not be comfortable with the touch-screen technology, causing long waits at the machines. Also, it’s estimated that the Freestyle sodas may cost consumers an extra 10 cents a cup. But a dime seems like a fair price for total flavor control.

Hat tip : Jacob Grier

Read more: Full Story here Slashfood

Michelle Obama: Food Profiteer Turned Food Cop

Michelle Malkin again comes up with the goods. Miss goody two shoes is revealed for the hypocrite that she shares with dear husband.

Although she crusades for organic foods and puts government pressure on corporations to stop marketing fast food and junk food to children, Mrs. Obama herself profited from the very same processed-food industry she now demonizes.

In June 2005, a few months after her husband was elected to the U.S. Senate, Mrs. Obama hustled a seat on the corporate board of directors of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Despite zero experience, the food-processing company put her on its audit, nominating, and corporate-governance committees. For her on-the-job training and the privilege of putting her name and face on their literature, the company forked over $45,000 in 2005 and $51,200 in 2006 to Mrs. Obama — as well as 7,500 TreeHouse stock options worth more than $72,000 for each year.

She saw no conflict then. And she sees no conflict now in wielding her East Wing clout to restrict the advertising free speech of the food industry that lined her pocketbook with big, fat paychecks. The Obama White House is on an insatiable control binge. No private space has been left behind — not your grocery aisles, not your children’s TV shows, not even your refrigerator.

Give the first lady this: She has an uncanny knack for wrapping her self-interests in the mantle of self-sacrifice and public service. It’s the Obama way.
Rest of the story: http://article.nationalreview.com/434020/michelle-obama-food-profiteer-turned-food-cop/michelle-malkin

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