Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla's 15-year old son Neal, a student at ritzy San Francisco prep school Lick-Wilmerding, is refusing to eat any vegetables. "The only vegetable he has had this week is a single, lone piece of onion that snuck into his fajitas, despite spending the majority of dinner carefully picking all the vegetables out of his food," according to his sister Nina, who IM'd Valleywag this morning in desperation. The family has gotten Neal to agree to eat vegetables, but only if a Facebook group they've set up garners 1,000 users.Father Vinod, who is now backing startups which turn vegetable matter into energy, has suggested that all women stop talking to the young master until he relents. With the habit of "coughing freely and infrequently washing his hands," reported by his sisters in the Facebook group's description, I can't imagine many women who would talk to him in the first place. What are some of the effects of malnutrition? Well, a lack of vitamin C or ascorbic acid, which can be found in onions among other fruits and vegetables, can lead to scurvy. And trust me, no pubescent teen with scorbutic gums is getting to first base any time soon. We won't even get into what this is doing to his father's cleantech investments.
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