Guest Essay by Kip Hansen
Prologue: This is the first in a series of several essays that will discuss ongoing scientific controversies, a specific type of which are often referred to in the science press and elsewhere as “Wars” – for instance, this essay covers the Salt Wars1. The purpose of the series to illuminate the similarities and differences involved in each.
Warning: This is not a short essay. Dig in when you have time to read a longer piece.
From the New York Times, Wednesday, June 1 2016, “F.D.A. Proposes Guidelines for Salt Added to Food”:
“The Food and Drug Administration proposed voluntary guidelines for the food industry to reduce salt on Wednesday [1 June 2016], a move long sought by consumer and public health advocates who said the standards could eventually help save thousands of American lives.”
“Americans eat almost 50 percent…
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