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2010-04-20 Home Front: Culture Wars
FDA To Regulate Salt
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Posted by  Anonymoose 2010-04-20 00:33|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336066 views ]  Top


They go too far.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2010-04-20 07:51||   2010-04-20 07:51|| Front Page Top

#2 What could possibly go wrong?
Posted by Grenter, Protector of the Geats 2010-04-20 08:55||   2010-04-20 08:55|| Front Page Top

#3 I'll tell ya what goes wrong.

Everyone slowly and imperceptibly starts eating more because although they don't know why, they eat their meals but still feel hungry because they're craving salt.

I mean, they've been working on getting all the fats and transfats and stuff out of food, replacing the butter with synthetics, but everyone seems to be more fat than when they began the effort.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2010-04-20 09:19||   2010-04-20 09:19|| Front Page Top

#4 The problem is salt, fats, sugar, and just about everything else is processed and no one cooks real food anymore. Unrefined salt adds lots of trace minerals, real butter and cream leave one feeling satisfied, and add whole grains and unrefined sugar with stevia, and you won't crave snacks or junk food. The food processing industry must be in cahoots with the pharmaceuticals--we are being poisoned and now they have a boondoggle bill to tax us into oblivion to pay for it all.
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck5091 2010-04-20 09:37||   2010-04-20 09:37|| Front Page Top

#5 ...except we're all living longer than before. If you factor out stupid adolescent and young adult male self termination behaviors, the 'average' figures would be even higher.
Posted by Procopius2k 2010-04-20 10:32||   2010-04-20 10:32|| Front Page Top

#6 It'll be so great when everyone who works in the heat or exercises has to purchase sodium supplements. Thanks Big Brother.

Also, when you restrict sodium, please be sure to explain to everyone that a low sodium level puts additional demands on potassium, so people can at least make sure they have enough K instead of being short on both.
Posted by Mike N. 2010-04-20 11:12||   2010-04-20 11:12|| Front Page Top

#7 "Potassium" ends in an "um," like other chemicals do. It's too dangerous for you to be allowed to take it.
Posted by Fred 2010-04-20 12:22||   2010-04-20 12:22|| Front Page Top

#8 Sodium -> muscular contraction
Potassium -> muscular relaxation

Both are necessary for bodily function.
Posted by mojo  2010-04-20 12:28||   2010-04-20 12:28|| Front Page Top

#9 Some of the comments on this are quite funny. First, they are talking about prepared foods. You know, that nasty, overly processed shit that people put in their bodies day in and day out. McD's, microwave meals, Chef Boyardee that kind of crap. Second, people in the US consume entirely too much sodium, and that is a fact. Next thing you know one of you guys will say, 'they'll take my salt from my cold dead hands!' LOL. Seriously people, get a fucking grip. Not to mention the fact they say nothing of taking salt out of the stores. So you can go ahead and salt your food until your heart explodes. Just make sure you go all the way, I'd hate for you to be sucking up precious health resources cause you only had a minor heart attack. Make sure it's massive. With or with out the healthcare take over, health care costs are socialized, hell, that's what insurance is! Just remember, in all things moderation. Thanks.
Posted by AllahHateMe 2010-04-20 16:46||   2010-04-20 16:46|| Front Page Top

#10 This is the start of a Nanny state. Sure it might be processed foods now. What about tomorrow or when people start 'salting' their food excessively?

The problem I have with this is that it is not the FDA's business to regulate salt in anything. Where in the constitution is the Federal government given that power?

What will they regulate next? I think Sugar is high on the list. Fibre - you *must* eat more fibre! Bad cholesterol (so much for the egg industry- y'all must eat that fake-egg stuff - and that won't have salt in it either....).
Posted by CrazyFool 2010-04-20 17:12||   2010-04-20 17:12|| Front Page Top

#11 Just the beginning.
Posted by Rex Mundi 2010-04-20 18:49||   2010-04-20 18:49|| Front Page Top

#12 Redd Foxx often mentioned a band he once played in: "Suckin' Salt".
Posted by borgboy 2010-04-20 18:50||   2010-04-20 18:50|| Front Page Top

#13 Allah, workout in the heat for a summer and you'll learn to appreciate all that salt on your almonds, pretzels and peanut shells. Moderation for one person is highly restrictive for another. Within reason, of course - all that 'overly processed shit' has it's use in the right applications.

Moreover, do you honestly think that manufacturers use sodium in your lunch meat or tv dinner for no reason other than to give people heart attacks?

There's a reason it's there and the products will cost more when it's removed. Through a blatant overstep of consitutional authority.

Which is the real issue here. And because I like your idea, I'll be the first to say it and mean it. THEY'LL PRY MY SALT FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!

Posted by Mike N. 2010-04-20 18:55||   2010-04-20 18:55|| Front Page Top

#14 I don't eat much salt, but the government can take what little I do eat from my cold, dead hands.
Posted by DarthVader 2010-04-20 19:39||   2010-04-20 19:39|| Front Page Top

#15 less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease.

Probably could use less sodium in processed foods. We can salt to tastes. Not such a big deal except currently, Washington thinks everything should be given to us through the central government. That doesn't go down so good with Americans since the government don't have a very good track record for success. "1984" has come a little bit late but the grind of the Nanny State is here. Americans don't like the loss of freedoms regardless of the party who imposing them.
Posted by JohnQC 2010-04-20 19:41||   2010-04-20 19:41|| Front Page Top

#16 next all they need is a regulation against overt stupidity?

oops, wont work, Congress always exempts itself :(
Posted by  abu do you love  2010-04-20 19:43||   2010-04-20 19:43|| Front Page Top

#17 So you can go ahead and salt your food until your heart explodes. Just make sure you go all the way, I'd hate for you to be sucking up precious health resources cause you only had a minor heart attack. Make sure it's massive.

I'm surprised, AllahHateMe.

You didn't pass around the collection plate after you stepped down from the pulpit, Reverend. And the "all things in moderation - thanks" was a nice, if insincere salve, after the health-freak vitrol.

Throw a few comments about about gas-guzzling SUVs, and you'll be perfect.

You self-righteous twit.
Posted by Pappy 2010-04-20 21:19||   2010-04-20 21:19|| Front Page Top

#18 And you're an asshole, Pappy.
Posted by Gomez Threter7450 2010-04-20 22:20||   2010-04-20 22:20|| Front Page Top

#19 No, I just get highly annoyed at sanctimonious lecturing.

And if you don't like that, you can screw yourself.

"Just remember, in all things moderation. Thanks."
Posted by Pappy 2010-04-20 22:31||   2010-04-20 22:31|| Front Page Top

#20 I'd hate for you to be sucking up precious health resources

You can suck this precious health resource...
Posted by badanov 2010-04-20 22:38||   2010-04-20 22:38|| Front Page Top

#21 My concern is that this may impact my lardo intake. Does lardo come under the "processed" definition? I'm afraid it might... and there is nothing on this Earth like pure pig fat cured in salt n spices. Without it, life would be a swirling, sucking pit of endless misery.
Posted by Rex Mundi 2010-04-20 22:53||   2010-04-20 22:53|| Front Page Top

#22 It's already a swirling, sucking pit of endless misery.

Now it'll soon be a sugar-free, low salt, fat-free swirling, sucking pit of endless misery.

And you'll get to live longer to experience it.
Posted by Pappy 2010-04-20 22:59||   2010-04-20 22:59|| Front Page Top

#23 No, I just get highly annoyed at sanctimonious lecturing.

No, you resort to name calling when an opinion you don't agree with is offered. I know this from experience.

Knock yourself out, moderator.
Posted by Gomez Threter7450 2010-04-20 23:00||   2010-04-20 23:00|| Front Page Top

#24 But I'm not moderating in this instance. That'd be highlighted in gray.

Like this.

I'm just commenting, same as any other Rantburg reader.
Posted by Pappy 2010-04-20 23:06||   2010-04-20 23:06|| Front Page Top

#25 I hear ya Pappy, seeing as I live in CA. It's death by a thousand cuts, with no guarantee of a longer life - just greater control of our lives by the gummint.
Posted by Rex Mundi 2010-04-20 23:46||   2010-04-20 23:46|| Front Page Top

#26 Cleanup, aisle 26...
Posted by mojo 2010-04-21 00:00||   2010-04-21 00:00|| Front Page Top

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