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The Wall Street Journal is reporting on new federal regulations, set to take effect this fall in many US states, that would so seriously limit bake sales as to render them ineffective, unprofitable, and pointless in most cases.
The new rules also restrict the frequency with which school programs can raise money by selling foodstuffs. In an effort to get ready for the law, some school systems have already banned the sale of Girl Scout cookies on campus.
This is causing some school districts to favor processed foods instead. According to The Wall Street Journal, president-elect Keli Gill of the Alabama Parent Teacher Association said, “We use prepackaged food because it has to have nutritional requirements posted. Items like apples are perishable and don’t last as long, so we don’t want to waste money and have it go bad on us.”
originally posted by: Destinyone
a reply to: incoserv
My State, Ga. is fighting this stupid bat crap craziness of government sticking it's nose where it doesn't belong. The teachers and schools are saying it will devastate their budgets for things like field trips, uniforms for school teams, funds for extra needed items for classrooms.
Now is the whimper of our discontent, made glorious summer by this latest episode of Big Brother.
originally posted by: incoserv
But this? What the.. I mean... wha... Girl Scout cookies? Mint Thins? Samoas? Tagalogs? Do-si-dos?
Cupcakes and brownies and doughnuts?
While our porous borders are being violated like a Sabine strumpet in a mini-skit? The Federal Gov't is regulating cookies?
I just quit caring tonight. It's frighteningly liberating, really.
originally posted by: Diabolical
To play devils advocate, we really don't know what the baker is putting in there. And with the way the crazies are running rampant in the world today, I wouldn't put it past a suburb family trying to take revenge on their community nowadays. You never know what those cupcakes are laced with.