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?