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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
    The FDA already intrudes on a regular basis. And yes, i do agree that reducing salt in processed foods will accomplish little as people will begin to compliment the "new line" with some high tech **** known as a salt shaker. Yet it will accomplish something (no matter how minuscule). People who want more salt on their hungry man will have to manually add it themselves.
    Oh it will accomplish a few things. Like...another regulatory commission to decide exactly how much to limit salt. Another inspection item which will involve a new set of tests. Some paper work to be pushed through offices. Batches of food being tossed because they are a hundredth of a measurement off but just enough to be against regulation. And all that will accomplish an increase in government spending. I'm not ok with that.

    Are you ready to argue that such "intimate" contact does not have some impact on peoples sodium awareness?
    So do what liberals love to do: start an awareness campaign and hell, name a month Sodium Awareness month. Pick a color ribbon for everyone to wear as a pin and move on. But for pete's sake, don't start another government program that isn't going to have an effect.

    For someone who does not even eat such foods, you seem rather up in arms against sodium limitation.
    And for a "budtender" you seem rather literate and capable of having a discussion about the topic and not your opponent.

    See how that works?
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Oh it will accomplish a few things. Like...another regulatory commission to decide exactly how much to limit salt. Another inspection item which will involve a new set of tests. Some paper work to be pushed through offices. Batches of food being tossed because they are a hundredth of a measurement off but just enough to be against regulation. And all that will accomplish an increase in government spending. I'm not ok with that.
    In some cases, business self regulates. I remember when KFC finally caved and dramatically reduced their trans fat content before there was serious regulation put in place. But..... This is not the norm.

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (AHN) - Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq admitted that the government’s voluntary approach to reduce trans fat content of food companies and dining establishment has not been successful.

    The failure would make it necessary for Health Canada to issue strict regulations that would limit the use of ingredients that have the potential to clog arteries.

    Aglukkaq said based on results of the two-year voluntary program, the trans fat content of many processed food and restaurant meals are still high on trans fat contents.

    High on the list are bakery products, doughnuts, cookies and deserts, the health minister said.

    The ministry set June 2007 targets to reduce the trans fat contents to two percent of vegetable oils and spreadable margarine and five percent for all other foods.

    Based on Health Canada’s monitoring, only 25 percent of croissants, 36 percent of doughnuts, 36 percent of pies and 45 percent of brownies meet the government-set trans fat reduction targets. However, 58 percent of popcorn and 65 percent of packaged cookies meet the five percent limit, while 59 percent of chicken products and 78 percent of French fries in fast food outlets and family restaurants follow the trans fat targets.
    Canada's Voluntary Trans Fat Reduction Efforts Fail | AHN

    So do what liberals love to do: start an awareness campaign and hell, name a month Sodium Awareness month. Pick a color ribbon for everyone to wear as a pin and move on. But for pete's sake, don't start another government program that isn't going to have an effect.
    This food is target towards lower income households that have limited knowledge in cooking. Awareness is not the issue. A simple tax can reduce consumption into an appropriate bound. The proceeds from such taxes can go to fund awareness campaigns. Make no mistake, i do not support such measures. I just don't care enough about the processed food industry enough to garner my support.

    And for a "budtender" you seem rather literate and capable of having a discussion about the topic and not your opponent.
    It is an anomaly.

    See how that works?
    In the fight against government intrusion, there are far more pressing issues. Have you heard about "reasonable suspicion"?
    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 Goldenboy219 View Post
    In the fight against government intrusion, there are far more pressing issues. Have you heard about "reasonable suspicion"?
    Well you aren't going to see me out there picketing it if sodium regulation does happen but since we're, you know, sharing our opinions in a thread about it...

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

    This thread makes me thirsty.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    You ask a fair question and without any hyper-accusations so that is good.
    There are things and times when we do not need the 'Gub'ment to tell us what, when, or how to live. We became grandparents for the first time and since the daughter who produced this little wonder is a bit over thirty we have been amazed at the new regulations and banned and not approved by the Gub'ment items that there are. Our daughter is in hyper-space checking out and disaproving everything we get for our grand daughter because some one in the CIA, BBA, or Jose at the FDA or Pope Arnold has not blessed it.


    After about the six-twelth thing that my daughter said we bought wrong we asked the newlly minted little MOMMY how did we manage to raise our kids without all that help from the Gub'ment and her pack of NEW MOMMY INTERNET FRIENDS who help her aprove things ???
    And therefore, since everything in your world is peachy it must be exactly the same for everyone else. There's a thing called "empathy", try it some time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    And therefore, since everything in your world is peachy it must be exactly the same for everyone else. There's a thing called "empathy", try it some time.
    There's a difference between empathy and hysterics. Empathy is basically your hysterics dialed down about 6 notches.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    There's a difference between empathy and hysterics. Empathy is basically your hysterics dialed down about 6 notches.
    Deal with the obtuse nature of cons long enough and one must sometimes resort to hyperbole to get a point across.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    Deal with the obtuse nature of cons long enough and one must sometimes resort to hyperbole to get a point across.
    So was this preemptive hyperbole this time?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I love almond milk. If I have a choice between it and regular milk, I will choose the almond milk.

    If I do drink regular milk, it's got to be whole milk from glass bottle, ice cold and the cream scooped off the top before I pour it. And I usually use the cream in place of butter on a slice of toast.
    Okay, tried the almond milk. Mmmmmm!!!!! SO much better than regular milk!

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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
    Okay, tried the almond milk. Mmmmmm!!!!! SO much better than regular milk!
    I told you so!!!

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