Interesting article in The Independent about the proposed bill to ban the use of salt in the kitchens of New York’s restaurants. The motivation? To reduce the salt consumption of the population. Why? Because it is too high, and some people think that this dietary salt intake could be contributing to diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.
The consequences for New York’s restaurant scene would be severe. And the health benefit that would accrue would be uncertain. There’s some controversy about whether dietary salt is a significant factor in hypertension, and it may be that reducing it would not have the health benefits that would justify destroying NY’s serious restaurants.