Regulating salt? Give me a break
According to a Canadian news story, the US American Medical Association along with the Center for Science in the Public Interest ("CSPI"), a nanny-state "science" organization used a public hearing today to call on the FDA to regulate salt. (Background information on the hearing itself is available HERE.) http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2007/11/29/salt-regulations.html According to a CSPI article, "The American Medical Association says that 150,000 lives could be saved in the U.S. annually if salt in processed foods and restaurant foods were cut in half." And according to the Canadian article, "Kevin Willis, a bio-chemist with the Canadian Stroke Network, says about 30 Canadians die every day as a result of too much salt." CSPI is the same group that is trying to ban non-diet soda for kids, to force restaurant chains to put "nutrition information" on their menus, and to get cities or states to ban trans-fats...and who knows what else? In any case, does anyone really believe that lowering the salt content of food would save over 400 lives a day in the USA? It's just ridiculous. The last thing we need is letting these busy-bodies regulate salt. The proper response to these nanny-staters is to tell them to mind their own damn business and go eat boring salt-free food if they like but let us enjoy our lives while we can.
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