The Chicago Tribune reports that the USDA has finally come to their senses and declared that french fries are fresh vegetables. According to the article:
The Frozen Potato Products Institute appealed to the USDA in 2000 to change its definition of fresh produce under the law to include batter-coated, frozen french fries, arguing that rolling potato slices in a starch coating, frying them and freezing them is the equivalent of waxing a cucumber or sweetening a strawberry.
So, remember kids, eat plenty of fruits and french fries!
On a related note, I wonder if this ruling means the terrorists win.