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Salt should be regulated?

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posted on Mar, 5 2005 @ 08:32 PM
Well, the food police are at it again. Now they want the FDA to declare sodium (table salt) a food additive instead of categorizing it as "generally recognized as safe."
Now, I agree that all these highly processed foods and "fast" foods have way more sodium than a body needs. I can't even eat some of the stuff that comes in boxes and cans.
But, do we really need more regulation? Should Big Brother take us by the hand and tell us what is good for us? What food will they go after next?

"In fact, salt is generally recognized as unsafe, because it is a major cause of heart attacks and stroke. The federal government should require food manufacturers to gradually lower their sodium levels."

The CSPI said Americans get most of their salt in processed and restaurant foods. In 1983 the FDA had just begun requiring labels describing sodium content on some packaged foods so the court decided to wait and see how it worked.
The new lawsuit, filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, contends that it has not worked well because salt content in foods is higher than ever.


[edit on 5-3-2005 by DontTreadOnMe]


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