Government to Ban Salt?

November 29, 2007, 11:23 AM PST
the Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to crack down on plain old table salt, which doctors say is harmful in the quantities many Americans consume.

The government agency will begin to collect experts testimony on the role excess salt in the diet plays in causing high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes.

An increasingly vocal medical community has joined consumer groups (read–Center for Science in the Public Interest) to demand government intervention, and the review could lead to federally imposed limits on the salt content of processed foods such as canned soups, breakfast cereals, that turkey TV dinner, that can of Chef Boyardee, your favorite frozen pizza, hell, maybe even Pizza Hut’s specialty, the cheese and pepperoni.

In a careful response, the food industry has fessed up to a problem, but has called for voluntary solutions rather than government regulation. Yea, we all know how well that works


The more I research politics the more depressed I become.


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3 Responses to Government to Ban Salt?

  1. truthseeker1234 says:

    Don’t trust anyone with your health except yourself. The American Diabetes Association will make you eat – guess what – sugar and starch! The American Heart Association will follow suit with that carb recommendation – even though they deny the research that shows heart disease has a very strong corrolation with insulin levels. Insulin levels are modulated by guess what – sugar and starch! Non trans saturated fat does NOT cause Heart Disease – their research is flawed and based on them not differentiating saturated fats which are trans and non-trans. Even worse many research results showing saturated fat being negatively corrolated with heart diseases are just thrown out.

    The USDA’s primary function is to ensure farmers get paid – NOT your health. Do your own health research – you will be surprised at what you find. I vow never to take prescription drug in my life ever again (if possible). No more vaccination. No more antibacterial this and that. Be wary of respected x saying this or organization y saying that.

    Their interventions (Western drug medicine, watchdog organizations, FDA, AHA, ADA, etc…) over the past 70 years have clearly failed – we have the most unhealthy global generation in the history of mankind. The naysayers that say we lived only 20 years in the stone age on average don’t mention that we usually died to sabre tooth tigers and not heart disease and diabetes. Even before industrialization we had elders living into the 90 100ish people with no trace of degenerative disease – a fact people clearly deny by claiming (without evidence) that people only lived to be 40 on average “back then”.

    >>> “The more I research politics the more depressed I become.”

    Of course – you will research the history of fear and ignorance. Politics was created so that people would not have to take responsibility for themselves. Let’s hire a champion to lead us to victory while we sit and do nothing. Let another man think for me because I’m incapable of doing so myself.

  2. thewordofme says:

    It seems to me that government pretty much does a lousy job on most things it tackles.
    Government also seems to be much more intrusive in personal lives. They really want to be able to take control and make us better, better workers, more productive. I’m really getting tired of it.

  3. mopenshaw says:

    Regulating salt will just result in pocket salt shakers becoming common. It’s hard to regulate pretty much the most common commercial mineral (outside of cement). Talk about a waste of time!

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