Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I should break my salt shaker on their heads

That's rhetorically speaking of course, but these people really do need to be fired.

From the Post

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.

And this telling remark.

We can't just rely on the individual to do something," said Cheryl Anderson, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who served on the Institute of Medicine committee. "Food manufacturers have to reduce the amount of sodium in foods."

It's none of your damn business, or the federal government's.

This is the number one problem with government health care. Big government statists who want to control every aspect of our lives. These people need to be fired, and then given the one finger salute on their way out. 

1 comment:

Communications guru said...

You are just unbelievable. That’s the job of the FDA. Where were you when they banned Saccharin, Monochloracetic Acid or Potassium Cyclamate? They’re talking about limiting sodium in processed foods, so you can keep your salt shaker.

As for your “telling remark,” you, of course, left this out.
“Most salt eaten by Americans -- 77 percent -- comes from processed foods, making it difficult for consumers to limit salt to healthy levels, experts say.”