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Viewers React: Chocolate Milk Ban

May 17, 2011

***Editor's Note:  The following comments were in reaction to a proposal by the Los Angeles School District to ban chocolate milk from lunchrooms...

#1:  What happened to freedom of choice? I have three boys that it if wasn't for the chocolate in the milk they wouldn't drink it.
Shannan Boykin
Abilene, TX
 
#2: John I've seen the light, parents should not be allowed to choose the milk type for their kids. The government should establish regulations for good eating habits and health. Oh by the way you wear some nice ties on the show. You know some times in the fall when coming home from church I've stopped by the farm to check on the dryer and even dumped a load of corn still warring my suit and tie that could be a bad choise. I think maybe we need a government regulation on farmers not warring tie's because everyone knows we're in a hurry and not careful around PTO shafts. After all it's for our own good, what do you think. I think people should grow up and not think Government stands for Mommy and Daddy. Thank You.
Kevin Draves
Midland, MI
 
#3:  I found the story on chocolate milk interesting today.  I about fell out of my recliner when I heard the Doctor's show recommend it yesterday. I have been a little leery of that group when they promoted for a week the bad food kids get at school last fall.  When the show came it was because the kids get "spent"  chicken.  I thought well what do they think doctors have been recommending for centuries but chicken soup, and it is generally made out of old hens, or spent chickens. Their recommendation for an after workout drink was low fat chocolate milk over water and energy drinks.
Dave Whitson
Retired County Agent
Joplin, MO
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John, I grew up in the Northern Indiana farm community of Kouts. After my 1969 HS graduation, I left for collage, become an engineer, and later got my MBA in international business. I still work as an engineering project manager. We operate a small hobby CNG herb farm in the Saginaw Michigan area. I get up at 5 am every Saturday morning to catch your show. I am interested in understanding both agrarian and factory farm issues and how they interact. You seem to be the most level headed of all the Ag announcers in the business. You talk about the fringe issues, like subsidies, and have opinions that sometimes differ from those of the talking head’s. That is why I was somewhat disturbed last week when you presented an ad hominem dismissal of the demographics of and California as a whole. Isn’t California the largest farm economy of the US? I understand the young agribusiness director’s strawman attack concerning the rice cakes and water… She is young and will need to eat her words a few times before she learns not to use such easily defendable fallacious logic. The next time you choose to make comments like last week, you need to remember that not all of your viewers are uneducated over fared hicks with crew cuts that smell like Roundup… (How does it sound from your side?)
10:47 AM May 19th
 

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