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Among the 50 American states, can anyone guess which one would rather not see a nationwide ban on potatoes in school lunches?

That's right, the

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USDA Looks to Ban Potatoes From All School Lunches--Idaho: 'Bad Idea!'

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Among the 50 American states, can anyone guess which one would rather not see a nationwide ban on potatoes in school lunches?

That's right, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering a ban on spuds in school lunches across the country, saying that they're too starchy and they make kids fat.

Needless to say, our tuberiffic neighbors to the east are not impressed.

"Removing it from the lunch programs takes one of the most economical, nutritionally dense foods off the menu," said Frank Muir, President and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission.

The Idaho Potato Commission argues the potato is packed with nutritional value, such as Vitamin C and potassium. They say it's the french fry that gives the potato a bad reputation when it comes to obesity.

"That's what this is all driven by, the french fry connection. But here is the ironic thing: Over 80% of french fries now throughout the school programs are baked," said Muir.

The potato industry stands to lose tens of millions of dollars if all the country's school children suddenly find themselves unable to stuff french fries into their maws.

It's unclear what the government's lunch overlords will replace potatoes with, or if Michelle Obama will personally see that every child eats one helping of tasteless cauliflower every day.

But if this law stands, Idaho may be forced to rely on its only remaining cash crop: racism.

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