Eat Your Jack o' Lanterns, Iowans



In keeping with the holiday theme:

My one-time home, the great state of Iowa, has decided that pumpkins are taxable decorations, not tax-exempt food. (AP)

Iowans planning to eat pumpkins can still get a tax exemption if they fill out a form.

I think it would be awesome if Iowa sent inspectors to check whether the tax-exempt pumpkins were actually consumed.

Seriously, though, this might be the dumbest food-related regulation since Chicago's foie gras ban.

-Ian Froeb