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Program: Food Forethought
Date: August 14, 12
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Since when do the wants of the few outweigh the wants of the many? Apparently, now. The president of Paul Quinn College in Texas has taken it upon himself to ban pork from the campus cafeteria. He defends his decision as being an educational one, touting that, “When you come to college, you come to be educated. We thought we could do more in the area of promoting healthy lifestyle choices and healthy eating habits.” Uh, huh. Sounds like he hasn’t done his homework. It’s well known in educated dietary circles that pork offers several healthy choices. For instance pork tenderloin has the same amount of fat as skinless chicken breast. As the spokesperson for the National Pork Board stated after the pork ban was announced, “You can cook any meat incorrectly, and add fat and salt.” Bottom line, the students will make their own food decisions. This is after all a college, not an elementary school. They will just choose to eat off campus. You do wonder though, will there be Pork Police positioned around the campus in order to stop someone from bringing in a pork based meal from off campus?
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