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I’d Rather Cut Government

Public health officials are again trying to push new food guidelines on businesses and Americans.  John Tierney looks at some of the potential problems with their new plan to reduce America’s salt intake.

That’s the beauty of the salt debate: there’s so little reliable evidence that you can imagine just about any outcome. For all the talk about the growing menace of sodium in packaged foods, experts aren’t even sure that Americans today are eating more salt than they used to.

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