[QUOTE=imkidd57;2208464]I hope you’ll notice that what I referred to as “ridiculous”, would be equating McDonalds with cigarette companies.[/QUOTE]
Here are few municipalities that are after fast food restaurants:
A Google search will gives you weeks of reading material.
[QUOTE=imkidd57;2208464]No it hasn’t. As has already been pointed out, it has added to your choices by making it possible to add extra if you desire.[/QUOTE]
What about our choice to buy food with salt already added? One choice is just as legitimate, and important, as another. What are the makers of Salt and Vinegar potato chips supposed to do? Just sell Vinegar potato chips? Will we all have to put the salt on the rims of our Margarita glasses after the drink is served to us? Just how silly do we get with this bright idea?
[QUOTE=imkidd57;2208464]I honestly fail to see the logic of your argument. No-one is saying that salt shakers should be removed from restaurant tables, packets from McDonalds, or wherever. Salt is not being banned: you are free to add as much extra salt as you see fit, if you want to. That’s what I would call a choice. Setting a limit of salt content in manufactured food, as Dee says, give you the choice to add extra, or not. Having it pre-added, takes away that choice for people wanting to have a lower intake.[/QUOTE]
If salt isn’t being banned and it will still be used by the overwhelming majority of people, then why force foods to be made without salt or a little salt? This is just “Rube Goldberg” legislation. It is a silly, over the top, way to attempt to get people to use less salt. If salt is so bad that we need this law then just ban it and make it a regulated substance like prescription drugs. This whole idea is just government control running a muck.
[QUOTE=imkidd57;2208464]Again, setting a minimum value for sodium levels does not remove your choice to indulge in your “bad habits” if you wish. But conjuring up ridiculous scenarios of banning salt, meat, and McDonalds shows you probably just have an intrinsic suspicion of all state interference rather than a valid argument about limiting choice.[/QUOTE]
Mandating salt levels in food is just plain crazy. It solves NOTHING. It just creates more government bureaucracy and expense, IMO. Once again, tell me what happens to Salt and Vinegar potato chips under this law? This question really shows the craziness of this idea.
[QUOTE=imkidd57;2208464]Your country leads the world in disease control and prevention. I can’t understand why you’re not proud of that.[/QUOTE]
… and this is in spite of us not regulating the salt content of our food. How did that happen?