by Philbert of Macadamia on 14/04/16 at 6:27 am
Des Moines Iowa – (satireworld.com)
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has sent notices of heavy fines being levied for inappropriate use of food funding in school districts of 10 pork producing states. USDA charges that federal government funds were spend on other food products than those items specified in First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2013 Healthy, Hunger Free Kids public school lunch program.
Iowa, North Carolina, Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana raise 70% of the total number of hogs produced for both domestic and for export consumption. These five pork producing states are leading the response to the fines by a class action lawsuit against the federal government, USDA and Michelle Obama. The lawsuit claims that public school kids in all 10 pork producing states were not eating the federal government mandated slop, these farm kids were going hungry and the lunches were going into the trash cans. The various school districts felt it was more economical to spend the provided federal money on food the kids would eat.
However, prior to tossing the government mandated food totally into the trash, pig farmers in all 10 pork producing states were notified by university and state agricultural associations to mix the non-eaten school lunches into the swill fed to the hogs. The uneaten lunches would supplement the porcine diets. This approach was abandoned in 2015, when pork producers noticed that the pigs wouldn’t eat the stuff either and were losing weight!
The 10 pork producing states notified the USDA in 2015 about this pig feeding problem. The federal government’s response, received in early 2016, was the levying of fines by the USDA.
After the class action lawsuit was filed, notices from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaining that only 9% of women were employed by pork producers; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) complaining about air pollution; and the Fish and Wild Life Service (FWS) wanting to put hogs on the Endangered Species List (ESL).
A few days later the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) accused the pork producers of cruelty to pigs; a bulletin came from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) warning about the dangers of slipping on hog poop; and subpoenas were received from Congressional committees for hearings to be held later this year!