More Tyranny of Public Health

Do you like salty food?  I do.  Apparently that really upsets the American Medical Association:

We know what you’re thinking: Yawn. Well, wake up. Our national “salt tooth” is so bad that the American Medical Association recently asked the FDA to remove sodium from its list of food additives generally recognized as safe.

That’s right folks, the AMA thinks salt is so bad for you, they want the FDA to regulate it as an unsafe food additive.  Nevermind the fact that it’s been used in food for thousands of years.  It’s for your own good, you see.

I hope everyone can join me in telling the AMA to go to hell and mind their own damned business.

Hat Tip:  Nobody’s Business

5 Responses to “More Tyranny of Public Health”

  1. Bitter says:

    I’ll defend your right to salt if you’ll stand up and defend my right to pepper. There will be no salt/pepper divide like hunters vs. EBR nuts vs. handgunners.

  2. Zeron says:

    It’s just the beginning phases of universal health care. When the government pays for it, they have the right to make sure you eat healthy!

  3. SteVe says:

    Bah, it’s for your own good. Those ‘terrorist’ flavorings should be controlled by the government. As long as they don’t go after my innocent cinnamon…


  4. straightarrow says:

    Guess what happens if you get NO salt.

  5. Brad says:

    From Alton Brown’s I’m Just Here for the Food

    “In an attempt to be fashionably healthy, you forswear all salt and adopt a twenty-five cup a day water habit. You pour the wet stuff in so fast and furious that after a few days your cells become slightly flooded, diluting your electrolytes….This results in a slowing of neural transmissions. Your spatial judgment becomes impaired, as do your balance and reflexes. So instead of stepping over that cigar butt, you trip over it, falling off the train platform in front of the oncoming uptown express. And all because you didn’t eat your salt. Shame on you.”