It’s getting harder and harder to remember that this was once a virile and vigorous nation. Here’s an appalling letter from today’s Times:
To the Editor:
In “The Hard Sell on Salt” (front page, May 30), it was said that the food industry successfully persuaded the Food and Drug Administration not to regulate the salt content in snack foods by arguing that to reduce salt in those products “would ruin the taste of the foods already low in sugar and fat,” thereby making them unmarketable.
But if the only flavor being tasted is salt, sugar and/or fat, then those are junk-food products that the public would be better off not buying.
Thus, once again, the government has favored industry profits over public health.
Columbus, Ohio, May 30, 2010
In the natural world, the organism’s life-cycle progresses from larva to adult. Liberal Western society shows us the reverse is possible too.