Thursday, December 02, 2004

USDA speaks about beef, pork, cheese, and obesity

The USDA recently told the Supreme Court that checkoff promotions -- like "Beef. It's what's for dinner" -- are USDA's own message for consumers. This position overturns the usual view of these programs as private campaigns by farmers on their own behalf. If these advertisements are "government speech," then shouldn't they be consistent with the Federal Government's Dietary Guidelines? Read about the controversy here.

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