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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
    As long as the government isn't forcing them, I don't give a **** what the private companies do. It's their choice. As it should be.
    Meh. I don't really have a problem with it. I'm not going to eat much processed food one way or the other and the people who consume it in excess have such a questionable ability to make rational decisions in my mind that I don't mind if the government takes care of them.

    Besides, it lowers how much health care is going to cost us all.
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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
    Meh. I don't really have a problem with it. I'm not going to eat much processed food one way or the other and the people who consume it in excess have such a questionable ability to make rational decisions in my mind that I don't mind if the government takes care of them.

    Besides, it lowers how much health care is going to cost us all.
    I have a problem with things even if they don't affect me. And, while you fools are paying out the ass for crappy, heavily regulated, rationed health care, I'll be sailing around the world.

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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
    I have a problem with things even if they don't affect me. And, while you fools are paying out the ass for crappy, heavily regulated, rationed health care, I'll be sailing around the world.
    Oh god I hate sailing. The boat tilts...and it's supposed to.

    Don't forget to pack some sea salt!
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons



    I spoke with Harkin's office and this is what the babe manning the phones told me:

    The bill is for as much for environmental reasons as health reasons.
    By reducing salt in our food, our stool production will be up to 15% softer and this would allow for faster fragmentation of the mass. That is critical to reducing the amount of double flushing necessary for the smaller toilet tanks mandated by Congress. Billions of gallons of potable water would be saved over the decades.

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    As long as the government is sticking their heavy hand in the medical care system, these kind of things have been a forgone conclusion.

    I don't agree with it but with reality being what it is, it will hopefully save us some tax money.
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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
    Meh. I don't really have a problem with it. I'm not going to eat much processed food one way or the other and the people who consume it in excess have such a questionable ability to make rational decisions in my mind that I don't mind if the government takes care of them.

    Besides, it lowers how much health care is going to cost us all.
    That's kind of where I sit with it except for the government taking care of it for them.

    Dammit, if I want to eat a bag of salty funions once a month, I want my funions exactly like they are.

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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
    That's kind of where I sit with it except for the government taking care of it for them.

    Dammit, if I want to eat a bag of salty funions once a month, I want my funions exactly like they are.
    Maybe we can have two sets of food. One for those that thing oreos and canned mushrooms are a balanced diet and one for those that realize even funions can be enjoyed in moderation.

    I wouldn't worry about it changing. I'm sure they'll find something that tastes exactly like salt that will turn out to cause cancer in ten years.
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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
    Maybe we can have two sets of food. One for those that thing oreos and canned mushrooms are a balanced diet and one for those that realize even funions can be enjoyed in moderation.

    I wouldn't worry about it changing. I'm sure they'll find something that tastes exactly like salt that will turn out to cause cancer in ten years.
    That is a concern...the devil you know versus the one you don't.

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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
    That's kind of where I sit with it except for the government taking care of it for them.

    Dammit, if I want to eat a bag of salty funions once a month, I want my funions exactly like they are.
    I wasn't aware of how much salt is in our diet till I got on a restricted one. I'm sitting here drinking "all natural" limeaid and even it has 15 mgs of sodium in it.

    Mmmmmm Funyuns..yummi.

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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
    Not really. When I was crunched for time a couple years ago, I ate a lot of frozen dinners. I could tell I was getting too much sodium (water retention, heart burn, etc). I make almost everything I eat now and I use a LOT of salt. Haven't had a single problem. There's a lot more sodium in processed food than in the home made version of the same thing.


    Interestingly enough, it appears the processed food producers are completely on board. So is it okay if Americans eat less salt because private companies force them to?
    I don't see how that is forcing anyone to do anything. If a company makes a product I don't like, then I don't buy it.
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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
    That's kind of where I sit with it except for the government taking care of it for them.

    Dammit, if I want to eat a bag of salty funions once a month, I want my funions exactly like they are.
    Maybe Congress can pass a cap and trade law for salt.
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