Cronyism in your school lunch

by Walter Olson on July 13, 2013

A manufacturer of Greek yogurt “paid $80,000 to Cornerstone Government Affairs to lobby Congress on its behalf, according to federal records.” And now Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York — upstate being a leading center of production for the premium product — has made sure it will be included in federally prescribed school lunches, even in places where local budgets and tastes might not have generated much demand for it. [The Hill; Ira Stoll]

P.S. And plenty of bad GOP behavior on the farm bill too, notes my colleague Mike Tanner.

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1 Demosthenes 07.13.13 at 3:29 pm

This isn’t just bad, it is HEART-BREAKING. That our Founders were so wise, to design a system that would minimize (but not eliminate) this kind of corruption. That the system is now so easily gamed. That for all the power of the media, there is nothing to be done, short of a revolution, virtually. Wow this is depressing.

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