TwistedIvory: Theaetetus: Before you go throwing stones, how about you read the very next sentence in the article?If we wanted to have 'one serving', that would mean eating the bottom half of a bagel, and a little more than a tenth of the top. Sound unsatisfying? It is.I guess that's unsatisfying.
Theaetetus: the old problem of serving sizes that included a tenth of a bagel.
thurstonxhowell: kronicfeld: What is the new serving size for Internet pedantry?Is it pedantry to point out that the truth is the opposite of what someone is saying? The difference between the headline is not subtle.
OnlyM3: On Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama and the Food and Drug AdministrationWell as long as the left is putting their best scientist on the case, I for one support it.// farking idiot should stick to tending her magic garden.
Super Chronic: thurstonxhowell: kronicfeld: What is the new serving size for Internet pedantry?Is it pedantry to point out that the truth is the opposite of what someone is saying? The difference between the headline is not subtle.Now people are even arguing about what is and isn't pedantry. This thread truly raises the bar.
Queensowntalia: kronicfeld: What is the new serving size for Internet pedantry?1/1000th of a Fark.
Shazam999: busy chillin': Activity level has to come into this some where. I knew a body builder guy that ate 9 meals a day and needed something like 12,000* calories a day to fuel his metabolism.Exercise.*talkin' out of ass, but I remember being floored by the number he said. I guess I could google it...nope don't care.Exercise is overrated. A 5K run for me amounts to about 500 calories used. For the average person it's not enough to counteract the 3000-4000 calories they're eating daily./ Thank you girl with the nice tits that tried to keep up with me yesterday night.
ReapTheChaos: Nothing on breakfast cereal? That's the main one I'd like to see standardized. As it stands they list a serving sizes of 1/2, 3/4, 2/3 and 1 cup, try comparing that while standing in the grocery store.
On Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama and the Food and Drug Administration
So nothing has really changed. The FDA has just made it slightly easier for people who can't do basic math to figure out the nutritional value of what they are eating.Who am I kidding. "People who can't do basic math," is about 80% of the US.Carry on, FDA.
durbnpoisn: So what does this new idea from the First Lady's mean to do? More accurately describe how much we eat? Exactly how is that going to change anything? We will still eat the same. The only thing that will be different is less math for those that actually read the labels.
HotWingConspiracy: I just don't understand Michelle Obama's hatred for kids with diabetes. Think of all the cash this charity will miss out on when sodas can't have Serving Size: MEGA JUG[3.bp.blogspot.com image 458x561]
VladTheEmailer: Arkanaut: What's a bagle?Its the weight of a compressed bald eagle. So that's still pretty big.
kronicfeld: What is the new serving size for Internet pedantry?
Random Anonymous Blackmail: How many calories does a bottle of vodak have in it... the numbers are too damn blurry.
TwistedIvory: That being said, subby misrepresented that the old labels were somehow passing a tenth of a bagel off as a serving (they weren't; they were using a 55g portion size). Then you went on and said, hey, spiffy, we're getting a new labeling system so that that tenth of a bagel isn't represented as a portion size anymore!
sigdiamond2000: I remember a time in this country where a man could eat as much as his toilet could hold on the back end. Now with "serving sizes" and low-flow toilets, it's like communist France.
Theaetetus: Apparently, both you and Subby missed the point that they're expanding the serving sizes to reflect typical servings, rather than just "whatever the manufacturer wants to call a 'serving'."
TwistedIvory: Theaetetus: the old problem of serving sizes that included a tenth of a bagel.FTFA:Like the toaster pastry, the current serving size of a bagel is 55g. To test what that meant, we picked up a bag of Toufayan's classic plain bagels at a local deli, each of which weighed in at about 95g. If we wanted to have 'one serving', that would mean eating the bottom half of a bagel, and a little more than a tenth of the top.The current labels address 58% of the bagel, not 10%.So really, reading comprehension all around.
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