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Podcast: A dash of salt with your politics

Untangling FDA's proposal to cut salt consumption
Posted: 3:49 AM, Aug 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-26 10:49:32Z

Salt is a magical substance. An essential nutrient, it was once even used as currency. So what’s behind the push to get food makers to reduce sodium — one of salt’s components — in Americans’ diets?

In partnership with the Gastropod podcast, we look at the science and history of salt, and explain how and why the government is trying to lower sodium intake. For more, check out the Gastropod episode of Salt Wars  here  and FDA’s proposed guidelines  here .