The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. The initiative, to be launched this year, would eventually lead to the first legal limits on the amount of salt allowed in food products.
...because, of course, the FDA has nothing better to do with its time. Look, I understand that the nanny-state Left doesn't trust its own judgment and ability to make informed decisions, and that's fine. In fact, I agree with them: I don't trust their judgment or ability to make informed decisions, either. But why do they insist on trying to interfere with my judgment or ability to make informed decisions? - Aside from them generally being annoying neo-Puritan gloom-magnets, of course.
At any rate, I can't wait to see the FDA explain to the American people why they can't have proper bacon anymore...
Crossposted to Moe Lane.