The Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to curb American’s unhealthy consumption of salt landed it in Fox News’ crosshairs, according to a media watchdog group.
Sad to say, one of the Fox News folks taking aim at the FDA was “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy, a friend in The Restaurant Dieter’s days in Wichita, Kan.
Steve, it’s been 25 years, but what happened? Is this really you?
According to the liberal media watchdog group, Media Matters, Doocy said “the food police are rearing their head.” Co-host Gretchen Carlson complained that “you can’t eat salt in your own home, potentially.” Doocy apparently even said that “the science is not settled” on the role excessive salt plays in health.
Come on guys. There is a boatload of research that says too much salt isn’t good for you. Much of is hidden in prepared foods and in restaurant foods, where the person doing the eating can’t easily fight back. It makes sense for the FDA to assist in a public health crisis.
That line about the science not being settled was used most effectively by the tobacco industry in the early days of non-smoking campaigns. Look where that got people.
If there’s a war involving salt, it’s on us and salt is winning.
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