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Obama says 'eat our peas' and pea growers agree

Obama says 'eat our peas' and pea growers agree

President Barack Obama may not have won a political consensus on how to trim the budget, but he is getting quick agreement from U.S. pea growers.
Speaking at a White House news conference about the need for a politically painful deal to raise the nation's borrowing limit, Obama said that it's time to "pull off the Band-Aid" and "eat our peas."
Pea growers agreed. The USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council chose to take the president's comments as an endorsement of their product. The group's director of marketing, Pete Klaiber, said eating peas "will contribute to a balanced diet, if not a balanced budget."
Klaiber also said that peas would close nutritional loopholes _ and that it could not hurt to eat more lentils, too.


Updated : 2021-05-13 11:19 GMT+08:00