I sat out the whole “pizza is a vegetable” brouhaha of last week, because I’ve found that these kinds of disagreements on nutrition are rarely straightforward. Yes, it’s ridiculous to say that pizza is a vegetable, and guess what, it’s actually not true that Congress was arguing it was. They were having a disagreement about tomato paste, and Sarah Kliff brings the data to show that I was right to sit this one out:
It’s hard to make an argument that the difference between an eight of a cup of tomato paste and a half of a cup of fruit are that significant. Do I wish that children would eat more fruit and less pizza, in general? Sure. But that’t what we should be saying, not getting into esoteric arguments about minutiae that don’t matter.
Do you disagree?