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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Wait, in one space you say diffulcult in another you say easily? What gives? And it is not that easy to get around processed foods unless one dedicates their entire life every waking minute to that.
    I don't dedicate my life to it. I just east whole foods and prepare them myself. It's really hard to add salt to a zucchini unintentionally.

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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    No, in general, they don't care about the risk because the immediate reward is more appealing to them. The long term risk is something they cannot see or feel. The immediate reward they CAN.
    You are describing addiction, and not the perfect information error that has been tossed around so carelessly.

    Hence why people take up smoking knowing full well the risk. Hence why people will "cheat" on their 'diets'. I know goddamn good and well that a big mac isn't healthy for me. Yet, I want one on occasion and I will have one on occasion. In my younger days, I had them more than on occasion. And pizza. And drugs. And tons of alcohol. And all sorts of other fast foods or unhealthy foods.
    You are describing the rational addict, not a consumer society that has perfect information (as has been the claim). In the case of addiction, the government has precedence in forcing firms to become liable for dead weight loss (by product of an externality). Now whether you agree with it or not, it is reality.

    Who is impacted by my choice to have a big mac or not?
    How many people die every year due to tobacco related illness, heart disease, diabetes, etc.... while receiving government sponsored health care? If you are a tax payer, you are impacted....

    I have no clue what you're getting at.
    Not the least bit surprising. See the response above.
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    You are describing addiction, and not the perfect information error that has been tossed around so carelessly.



    You are describing the rational addict, not a consumer society that has perfect information (as has been the claim). In the case of addiction, the government has precedence in forcing firms to become liable for dead weight loss (by product of an externality). Now whether you agree with it or not, it is reality.
    Incorrect. Not talking about addiction at all. Addiction has nothing to do with it.



    How many people die every year due to tobacco related illness, heart disease, diabetes, etc.... while receiving government sponsored health care? If you are a tax payer, you are impacted....
    And your answer is MORE government bull****?

    Sorry, but the answer is less.

    I don't think the govt should be paying for ANYONE'S health care. That is the goal I try to achieve via voting, petitioning, writing congressmen, etc. My goal most certainly is not to involve the government even *further*

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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Let's compromise. If the government would label foods with GMOs in them so I can avoid them, we can put the salt back in. Win, win all the way around.
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Let's compromise. If the government would label foods with GMOs in them so I can avoid them, we can put the salt back in. Win, win all the way around.
    The government doesn't label foods.
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    The government doesn't label foods.
    They're the ones that have labeling requirements though.
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    They're the ones that have labeling requirements though.
    Entirely different thing.
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Entirely different thing.
    Oh for the love, stop being difficult.
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Incorrect. Not talking about addiction at all. Addiction has nothing to do with it.
    You described it, not me.

    If the public was truly "informed" such industries would not survive unless of course their product displayed some sort of additive property. "Ahhh it feels good!" applies in one way or another, even though you are making the claim that people are aware of the negative ramifications of continued consumption.

    So either you are describing addiction (demand regardless of risk) or people are not truly informed.

    And your answer is MORE government bull****?

    Sorry, but the answer is less.

    I don't think the govt should be paying for ANYONE'S health care. That is the goal I try to achieve via voting, petitioning, writing congressmen, etc. My goal most certainly is not to involve the government even *further*
    My answer????

    Whether you support it or not, the fast food industry (the prepared frozen section included) is generating billions of dollars, and uncle sam (regardless of political belief) is paying for a great deal of the side effects. Again.... Whether you agree with government or not, my bold statement holds true.

    Being as this has little if any effect on me, it is another one of those "who gives a ****" stories.

    The government could instead tax it....
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    They're the ones that have labeling requirements though.
    I'm all for stricter labeling requirements. Would only make my life easier.

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