April 20, 2010

Engineering "the embedded tastes in a whole generation of people."

The War on Salt, cont.:

The government intends to work with the food industry and health experts to reduce sodium gradually over a period of years to adjust the American palate to a less salty diet.
Posted by Dr. Frank at April 20, 2010 06:13 PM | TrackBack

The last time they did something like this (reducing fat intake) it turned into a fiasco (we became a lot more fat as a nation)... so I'm guessing this will be too, but in a different way.

I don't like the idea that they will be trying to find alternatives (by way of chemicals that we probably don't want in our bodies) to salt when most processed foods already seem way too salty to me.

What we really need to do is stop eating processed foods, but most people are addicted to those clever manipulations of corn into sugar, fat and salt...

Yep, I've been reading Michael Pollan.

Posted by: Debbie at April 20, 2010 07:35 PM

All foods that aren't raw and un-touched by a knife are "processed", and "processed", like "organic", is meaningless in practical terms.

"We" don't need to do anything, and they certainly don't need to make us do anything.

A pox on the lot of them.

(That and salt isn't a health problem in general. Unless you're already hypertensive, or eating so much salt-cured meat that you're at risk for stomach cancer [nobody in the US], it's not a problem.

But, hey, massive state intervention in people's lives over a non-issue? Of course they're drooling over it.)

Posted by: Sigivald at April 21, 2010 06:18 PM