When America’s self-anointed “food police” compare salt to addictive drugs, you know their compass is more than a little out of whack. But that’s just what the scolds at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) believe, declaring years ago that salt is the “deadly white powder you already snort.” (You've got bigger problems if you're snorting salt.)
For years, CSPI and its allies have been seeking strict federal controls in their quest to make food blander. Over at the Daily Caller, we write about a new move by federal agencies that could open the door to this food-cop fantasy:
For years, the food police have been warning that salt (of all things) is a silent killer. And now, based on a new move by U.S. government agencies, our food could soon be a little blander at their behest.
Last month, the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture opened a formal docket requesting comments on how to achieve salt reduction goals — an open-ended question that invites proposals for federal salt control.
As if that wasn’t ambitious enough, activists across the pond recently supported in the respected British Medical Journal a global campaign to curb salt consumption.