The furor over pizza being declared a vegetable for the school lunch menu rages on. It was argued that pizza itself was not declared a vegetable but the tomato paste used could qualify as part of the required fruit and vegetable component for a meal. Today a bill has been introduced to block that move. Now, I am all in favor of reforming the school lunch system (the pizzas are, indeed, gross) but I do wish that the same attention could be brought to bear on the issue of climate change and its impact on the food system as well. Unstable and unpredictable weather events, too much rain or none at all, is already affecting the ability to produce food. This issue needs to front and center at Rio+20 next month. More on agriculture in the time of climate change here.
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