Nanny State To Regulate Your Salt Intake

Aren’t you thrilled that the Government is just looking out for your best interests, since you are obviously to incompetent to make your own decisions? FDA takes aim at salt content in processed food

The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. The initiative, to be launched this year, would eventually lead to the first legal limits on the amount of salt allowed in food products.

The government intends to work with the food industry and health experts to reduce sodium gradually over a period of years to adjust the American palate to a less salty diet, according to FDA sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the initiative had not been formally announced.

At least they haven’t taken the New York City route, and straight up banned the use of salt in restaurants.

It begs the question, what right does the federal government have to make these decisions? If you want salt, go for it. None of the governments business. It is your decision, though I’m sure your doctor will tell you to chill out on the Margaritas and forgo the salt on hand part of your Tequila shooters (note: I am not a big salt person. I do not look for low salt foods, they have no taste, but, about the only thing I put salt on is scrambled eggs when they are not in a sandwich. I rarely touch salt. I also do Tequila shooters straight, no salt or lemon/lime. That’s me. You do what you want). And they wonder why a new Pew survey finds that 52% of Americans think that government is way too big and powerful, while 58% say that the federal government is interfering too much in state and local matters, and only 22% trust the federal government.

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