Who Are You Calling a Fruit?

New Jersey’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee approved a measure designating the Jersey tomato as the official state vegetable. Never mind that botanically it’s a fruit, officials decided to ignore science and instead follow an 1887 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that since tomatoes are usually served with dinner and not as dessert, they must be a vegetable. State legislators are also considering making Cheetos the official state dairy product, Oreos the official state sandwich, and tuna salad the official state fish.

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