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Food Tax Dilemma: Is Green Chile A Staple?

January 21, 2010, 12:00 am
By Corey Pein


At a press conference on economic development this morning, Gov. Bill Richardson shamelessly dodged a question about a proposed junk food tax, which seeks to calm food tax critics by targeting soda pop and exempting staple foods.

What's a staple? This bill defines it as "meat, poultry, fish, bread, cereal, vegetables, fruits or dairy products," which leaves some wiggle room.

SFR asked Richardson if he would veto any bill that did not declare green chile a staple food.

Richardson laughed and, "Is that what's coming?"—as though green chile was some kind of joke.

What do you think, New Mexico: Is green chile a joke?

More importantly, is it a "vegetable"? Where you at, scientists?

 

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