"...Most salt eaten by Americans -- 77 percent -- comes from processed foods ..."
Assuming that "excess" sodium is harmful - the science is far from clear on that - the above statistic seems to suggest it would make more sense to target processed foods than simply attacking the amount of salt within them.
But I guess if we got rid of processed foods we wouldn't need the FDA anymore - and when is the last time you saw the government get smaller?
Time will tell if this is yet another misguided attempt at "saving" us.
- eggs are bad for you.
- saturated fat causes heart disease.
- red meat kills.
- butter is bad, have margarine instead!
But these are perfectly ok for you...
- high fructose corn syrup
- partially hydrogenated corn/soybean oils
- sodium nitrates/-ites
Whew! Sure glad I have Big Brother looking out for my health - aren't you?