Sugar, Salt Next Targets of FDA After Trans Fats?
It might be time to start stocking up on pretzels and Hershey bars. On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration told Americans that eating trans fats is no longer permitted in their diets. Now it looks like sugar and salt are next on their list of banned foods additives, with several leading scientists believing the FDA will move forward on these prohibitions.
According to Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist from Harvard University, the scientific consensus is that excessive sodium consumption by Americans is hazardous to your health. He suspects “sodium is next” to be looked at by the FDA.
Continuing down the slippery slope in light of Thursday’s FDA ruling, Tom Neltner, an analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C., asserts that the FDA will scrutinize sugar as well.