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 Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans... yada yada yada... to protect the idiots... yada, yada, yada.
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.