Here come the salt police!!!!

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    Hot Air Blog Archive Great news: FDA to regulate salt in processed foods

    Should have seen this one coming. :evil:
     
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    C'mon ... they're just preparing us for the bread and water we'll be eating somewhere down the road ... no bread from white flour, mind you.
     
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    This has already been addressed in other threads, but great job beating a dead horse.

    Questioning this action is basically questioning the constitutionality of the FDA. Are you prepared to put forth a decent argument that the FDA isn't constitutional?
     
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    They're lowering the salt content of processed food slowly. I don't see anything wrong in that.

    Processed foods have so much other garbage added it doesn't really matter how much they lower the sodium content anyway, it still won't make it good for you to eat. You can still take a salt shaker and kill yourself with the stuff anyway.
     
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    And yet you have no evidence or science to back up your claim. Thanks for playing though.
     
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    Because an organization is Constitutional does not mean every thing it does is for the benefit of the people it is supposed to be serving. Further because an organization is Constitutional does not preclude one from trying to stop them from implementing bad policy or law.

    Nice attempt to deflect though. Ohh and provide links to all these other threads please.
     
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    i dont use a salt shaker...i dont add salt to much...but they best not get between me and the salt shaker come watermelon season...o and i do like country ham....its so damn salty you nearly drink the sink
     
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    High Sodium diets are bad for you. Sodium (Salt or Sodium Chloride)

    I have mixed feelings on this. Here's the mix:

    You can be responsible for your own health. - 1.

    Your lack of self up-keep causes all other citizens' health costs to rise, therefore it's a societal responsibility, in a way. - 2.

    You can still buy salt. - 3.

    The FDA doing something to protect you isn't much different than a Police Officer, etc. doing the same, and since high-sodium's a killer, limiting its' levels is kind of like making it illegal to put Bleach in your cheeseburger. (although that's much more an instantaneous effect). - 4.

    I'm just torn on this.
     
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    These government people and advisers are worried about SALT when the other additives are much more dangerous.
    Salt for the most part seems to cause blood pressure issues with some people. The other additives , since these geniuses seem to think common salt is so bad, should outright BAN just about every other additive that may cause liver and kidney damage, behavioral problems, infertility, weakened immune system, birth defects, cancer and a host of other 'stuff'.

    Food Additives... Protect Your Family From Cancer-Causing Chemicals!

    They are again exercising, 'testing the waters', if you will to see how much control the people will put up with. And so far we are allowing them to do what the hell ever they want to in controlling every aspect of our lives.
     
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    o please..anything fun is bad for ya....come on....are we all gonna go about in bell jars....for the common good...

    salt is okay in moderation...just like most things...
     

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