It’s Time to End the War on Salt

by Melinda Wenner Moyer

Image: TooFarNorth/Flickr
For decades, policy makers have tried and failed to get Americans to eat less salt. In April 2010 the Institute of Medicine urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate the amount of salt that food manufacturers put into products; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already convinced […]

Salt consumption is not dangerous and may in fact be beneficial

To Salt or Not to Salt, That is the Question
Newswise — A new eight year long European study concludes that salt consumption is not dangerous and may in fact be beneficial. This is certainly contrary to advice from American Medical Association, American Heart Association and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which […]

Change in season: Why salt doesn’t deserve its bad rap

by Kristin Wartman

For something that’s so often mixed with anti-caking agents, salt takes a lot of lumps in the American imagination. Like fat, people tend to think of it as an unnecessary additive — something to be avoided by seeking out processed foods that are “free” of it. But also like fat, salt […]

Salt Strictures in New USDA Dietary Guidelines will Increase Cardiovascular and Other Health Risks

Artwork Credit: Morton Satin

Government Policy is Uncontrolled Trial on More than 300 Million Americans
By Morton Satin, Vice President, Science and Research, Salt Institute
posted on  Hartke Is Online

The public record demonstrates that the previous Dietary Guidelines have not improved the health of consumers, but have instead resulted in confusion and fueled our national […]