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Food For Thought 4.24.09

"Literally freight cars full of salt have been removed from these products gradually over time." (Robert Earl of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, responding to calls by the New York City Health Department for the food processing industry and city restaurants to reduce salt levels in their product. Close to 75 percent of America's salt intake comes from prepared foods--although clearly the amount used to be much higher. As quoted by the Associated Press.)

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