Salt of the Earth

(Jan 30, 2010)

Most of our readers will normally associate the acronym FSA with the Financial Services Authority, the body supervising financial-services providers in the United Kingdom.  Confusingly, another UK regulator has the same acronym: the Food Standards Agency, which has nothing to do with financial services but is "an independent Government department [...] to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food."

Recently the Food Standards Agency ran a campaign to warn people about hidden levels of salt in their food, especially pre-prepared foods.  New York City is running a similar health campaign.  This is because high salt intake is believed to play a role in certain diseases,

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