Salt has become one of the largest crusades for food paternalists, joining trans fats and high fructose corn syrup as supposed causes for concern. The Food and Drug Administration has begun to look at regulating the amount of salt in “processed” foods, and they’re being cheered on by progressives.

ThinkProgress’ health reporter Sy Mukherjee asked “why can’t the FDA do more to crack down on these additives?”, and lamented that foods generally recognized as safe cannot be so easily controlled by regulatory fiat. Media Matters noted the “positive effects” from diets with reduced salt and said that those who disagreed with FDA regulations are waging a “war on health.”