Salt and pepper shakers sit on a table at the Elysian Fields Cafe in Hoboken, N.J., in this 2008 file photo. Under ObamaCare, will bureaucrats limit individual rights, like how much salt we eat? Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor/File As government becomes more and more involved with healthcare, the expenses […]
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Most consumers trust that public health policies are guided by the best science and are enacted after medical experts have carefully weighed the health benefits for the public against the potential risks for harm. The fact that this does not happen was demonstrated this week with the launch of a […]
Saltfish, also known as cod fish, served with rice and sweet plantains is a breakfast staple in Jamaica, said head cook Beryl Barclay of Sa Lena West Indian Restaurant in the Bronx. (Astrid Baez/The Bronx Ink) In Jamaica, salted cod is enjoyed at breakfast with fruit. Dominicans and Puerto Ricans […]
By Morton Satin When salt, an essential nutrient, is significantly reduced, the population’s response is mixed. About 30% experience a minor drop in blood pressure, about 20% experience a slight increase and the rest experience no change at all. So any policy that treats the population as a homogeneous mass […]
A NEW YORK politician wants to mandate the amount of salt restaurants in that city can add to dishes on their menus. The Institute of Medicine calls for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to establish standards for the addition of salt to products sold in grocery stores. Salt, it seems, is […]
Washington, D.C., April 20 – Statement of Daniel Compton, Policy Analyst, on the Food and Drug Administration’splans to impose legal restrictions on the amount of salt in processed food: The FDA claims that this unprecedented federal initiative will lower rates of heart disease and hypertension in America. However, scientific research shows […]
What do New York City Health Department Commissioner Thomas Farley and President Barack Obama have in common? Far, far too much, it is beginning to seem. It is even beginning to look more like an act of Obama-ordained “providence” and less a coincidence that Farley’s appointment to the job in […]