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

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    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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    Look here. I want my salt, I want my death by chocolate deserts, I want my chicken fried steaks, and I want my gravy fries. What I choose to put in my own body is none of the government's damn business.
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

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    Look here. I want my salt, I want my death by chocolate deserts, I want my chicken fried steaks, and I want my gravy fries. What I choose to put in my own body is none of the government's damn business.
    No. You must give up all pf those things for the good of the collective. Resistance is futile.
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

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    no. You must give up all pf those things for the good of the collective. Resistance is futile.
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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
    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.
    Yeah but a low sodium diet is anything under 1300mgs a day. That's still a lot of sodium. I don't see how a person can ingest that much, let alone the 2700mgs that is permitted in a normal diet.

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

    I think the regulation is a good idea. Heart disease and stroke are the number one killers and hypertension is a comorbid factor. The average amount of salt that you would sprinkle onto your own food from the salt shaker pales in comparison to the concentrated levels that companies are putting into the food to up the taste profile.

    Companies have the right to make profit but they shouldn't have the right to poison the public, and that's what high levels of sodium are: poison. Just because salt is an every day part of our society it's easy to overlook the fact that it's damaging to the body.

    If you want to poison yourself, then add more salt to your food. No one is stopping you. I have always supported regulations for products that have high levels of transfat, sugar, and salt. These three substances are the main killers in today's world. If you love them so much, then add them to your own food. Food shouldn't come pre-loaded with them, and in the case of sugar, the only reason why it's in so many products and in such high levels is because the sugar industry saddled itself with government a long time ago. Now we have a type II diabetes epidemic.
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    What is so bad about this? I can see so much positive in this. Kids who can't control what their parents bring into the house and feed them will benefit, it's good for our country's health, it saves water even if it is a pennywise move, it doesn't hurt. But this shouldn't be used as an excuse, by any stretch of the imagination, for taking a step towards a healthier, more eco-friendly America.

    If I'm overlooking something, please tell me as I'm fairly new to politics.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by anotherADDkid View Post
    What is so bad about this? I can see so much positive in this. Kids who can't control what their parents bring into the house and feed them will benefit, it's good for our country's health, it saves water even if it is a pennywise move, it doesn't hurt. But this shouldn't be used as an excuse, by any stretch of the imagination, for taking a step towards a healthier, more eco-friendly America.

    If I'm overlooking something, please tell me as I'm fairly new to politics.
    Here's where I have problems. It's not the govt's job to control people's home, not even for the children.
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

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    Here's where I have problems. It's not the govt's job to control people's home, not even for the children.
    But they're not controlling people's homes.

    They're just mandating a reduction of the salt content of foods that people bring into their homes.

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

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    Here's where I have problems. It's not the govt's job to control people's home, not even for the children.
    Can you show me where they are banning salt cellars?
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    Re: FDA plans to limit amount of salt allowed in processed foods for health reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Here's where I have problems. It's not the govt's job to control people's home, not even for the children.
    They're not controlling your home. They're not even controlling how much salt that you personally add to your food. They are regulating corporations.

    Big difference.

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