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In Defense of the Mighty Potato Chip. . .

July 1, 2011 - Joselyn King
The very essence of our culinary existence is under attack, and probably a political victim of our times.

A study by Harvard University scientists indicates that pound for pound, potato chips are our biggest source of weight gain. The problem seems to be that people "just can't eat one."

Therein lies the fly in the dip. It's all about personal responsibility. A potato chips won't kill you but you do have to put the bag down after a few.

I'm sure if the experts researched enough, they might find similar issues with carrot sticks, brussel sprouts or asparagus when consumed in great quantities.

I love to walk for exercise. How long will it be before the government says this is bad for your health? I mean it can take a toll on the joints, could strain your heart -- and you could get hit by a car if you're innocently adjusting your I-Pod while crossing the street and that evil vehicle just has to hit you.

We should consume more vegetables, the same study says. Since potatoes are vegetables, I'm assuming they don't mean deep-fried ones.

Blah . . blah. . . blah. It sounds like a food pyramid scheme to me.


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