News out today is that the Obama FDA is issuing new guidelines on salt in food, hoping to pressure the food industry. Okay, maybe we eat too much salt (says me, who is currently about to braise porks ribs for dinner after letting them set all night in my fridge in a yummy salt-based rub), but does the Obama Administration have to make everything so ripe for parody? FDA commissioner Robert Cadiff actually said “Our great hope is that this will initiate a very serious national dialogue,” he said.
Serious national dialogue? Can academic symposia on “sodium and critical race theory” be far behind? Maybe the FDA should just re-run the old MST3K episode on the classic film Horror at Beach Party, where sodium saved the world!
Maybe Mike Nelson can be persuaded to be President Trump’s FDA commissioner.