The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
"I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."
--Albert Einstein, 1929
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.
Last edited by Orion; 04-21-10 at 01:42 AM.
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.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)