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Old 04-21-2010, 12:39 PM   #31
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They do it for both.
Perhaps...and the other food preservatives?
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so less fat chicks in the future? i dont get this.
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:25 PM   #33
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The other issue...totally ina different direction.

If the gov't limits salt then what happens? Either the food tastes "worse" and people buy less of it or the companies find something else to mimic the results. Most likely some chemical. Don't fool yourselves into thinking they'll make less tasty food for less of a profit. That isn't how business works. The solution to people eating crap food isn't to regulate crap food out of the market. (That can't really be done. It's a game of three-card-monte.) It's better education leading to culture change. That takes a long time and isn't nearly fast enough for progressives though apparently.

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Old 04-21-2010, 01:51 PM   #34
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You guys know that for under ten dollars peopl can actually grow healthy food right in there back yard? Its called a garden. We have one every year and with just a few plants we have a healthy food to add to our meals. On top of that its a great way to spend time with the family but why would we want any of that crap when the goverment can regulate the crap people eat.
Sure, assuming one has a yard to grow in. Not everyone does.
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Sure, assuming one has a yard to grow in. Not everyone does.
Flower box or hanging plants.

Even potheads can figure out how to grow plants in their bathroom.
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Right, bound to yield a huge crop in a flower box. More than enough to feed the fam I'm sure.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:13 PM   #37
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Right, bound to yield a huge crop in a flower box. More than enough to feed the fam I'm sure.
LOL...and the sad part is these people are serious. Reminds me of this Senate candidate

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Right, bound to yield a huge crop in a flower box. More than enough to feed the fam I'm sure.
You'd surprised how many tomatoes you can get out of one flower box and a hydroponics system.
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Okay, poor people qualify for the SNAP program (food stamps). A family of 4 with head of household making ~20K (10/hours) can receive ~$600/month. This argument really should just reflect overall health consequences for using any ingredient that either preserves food longer or enhances taste (or both).
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:15 PM   #40
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Next regulation to debate:

Pepper.

Why would it?

a.) Makes people sneeze. This could lead to higher healthcare costs.
b.) Often used in controlling unwanted animals. The abuse must stop.




Why won't it?

a.) It's black. Only white seasonings need to be taxes and restricted.
b.) Red is a favorite color of Communists.
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No shit but i bet less then 5% of the people with yeards even grow gardens. I'd say my garden is about 15x15 maybe 15x20 and I have to bring stuff in to give to my employees because there is no way we could eat all that we grow. My wife is going to try her hand a canning some tomatoes this year so we will see how that works out.

Why can't the goverment come up with levels of standards to rate each food. So something low in fat and salt would get a high grade while something high in those would get a lower grade. So then consumers and producers can decide on the products they make or we use. Very easy and it does not force anyone to make their food to goverment standards. I personally think that processed food is high on sondium but I don't want the goverment mandating what can and cannot go on my shelf.
Congrats to you and your green thumb. Not everyone has a yard, or if they do not everyone is blessed with suitable soil/growing conditions, and on top of everything not everyone has the time/knowledge to dedicate to a garden.

And at the end of the day how does a garden solve any of the things we're talking about here? Growing up my parents had a garden and even a small vineyard, they were always canning veggies, making wine, etc. But in the end you still have to rely on the grocery store for the majority of your food needs.
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You'd surprised how many tomatoes you can get out of one flower box and a hydroponics system.
I'm well aware.
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I'm well aware.
They have strawberries and hot peppers in those upside-down plants you see on TV too.
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I didn't say it was hard to do, but it can be a good amount of work depending on the size when it comes to weeding and watering. And it helps to have some basic knowledge of what you're growing as well.
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Yea growing a garden is very hard. We till the dirt, dig little holes and plant stuff. Its not really that hard and if someone cannot figure that out then they probably should die before they reproduce.JK Not sure how veggies became a part of the subject I just responded to what someone posted. While off the subject I don't think salt is a big cause of people getting fat either and its more about blood pre.

Yeah becasue salt and blood pressure have no correlation.
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