January 29, 2009
City officials said that people don’t realize the salt content of the things they buy in the supermarket.
The city’s plan is to get food manufacturers in the United States to agree to gradually start reducing salt content until it reaches a 50 percent cut in 10 years.
My favorite part of the article is the sub-headline: Citizens Revolt, Claim NYC Is Turning Into Nanny State.
I’m not sure what is more amusing, that NY is turning into a nanny state, as opposed to being at the forefront of the treating-its-citizens-like-toddlers movement, or the idea that New Yorkers would revolt against government intervention into the details of their diet and lifestyle. I remember the revolts of the smoking ban and the trans-fat ban. Blood ran through the streets. Or, actually, people shrugged their shoulders, smoked on the sidewalk and bought their cupcakes in New Jersey. It’s a liberal city, obviously the mayor of a city in the midst of a financial crisis is supposed to monitor what you eat, it’s why we elected him!