Thursday, March 11, 2010

CRASH: The Salt Of The Earth

Since Biblical times (actually WAY before that) mankind has known the value and necessity of salt--sodium chloride--to both sustain life and make it more enjoyable.

It was the nexus of one of Gandhi's most significant resistance efforts against colonial Britain.

But nanny statism knows no bounds...and very little science.

(h/t Redstate and Legal Insurrection)

"No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises," the bill, A. 10129 , states in part.

The legislation, which Assemblyman Felix Ortiz , D-Brooklyn, introduced on March 5, would fine restaurants $1,000 for each violation.

I seem to recall reading that any tendency to adverse health effects from ordinary salt is only distributed in about 40% of the population.

Those with that tendency can control their diet.

Ortiz is not only a would-be tin-pot dictator, he's a scientific idiot. Not an uncommon juxtaposition...

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