Once again, Michael Bloomberg has turned his personal food issues into a citywide problem. The man who is served a salt shaker with popcorn because he likes it so salty and who sprinkles so much salt on his morning bagel that it’s like a pretzel — that same individual has declared a war on salt and requested that sodium be reduced by 25% in packaged and restaurant foods. Bloomberg’s food police even took that one absurd step further and banned food donations to homeless shelters because the city couldn’t access their salt, fiber and fat content.
Bloomberg fails to practice what he preaches every time he indulges himself with one of his favorite snacks.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
The restaurant association's lawsuit also questions whether there really is a connection between higher sodium intake and heart disease and stroke, which is the health department's justification for imposing the rule.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
"He preached the virtues of dietary sodium restrictions, but sneaked shakes of salt onto slices of pizza."
Monday, April 26, 2010
Under Bloomberg's Leadership, New York City Began Coordinating The National Salt Reduction Initiative Partnership In 2008 "Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas ...
Sunday, January 10, 2010
While most food companies say they agree at least with the goal of reducing salt, some medical researchers have questioned the scientific basis for the initiative, saying insufficient research had been done on possible effects. ...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Under his watch, the city has declared sodium an enemy, asking restaurants and food manufacturers to voluntarily cut the salt in their dishes by 20 percent or more, and encouraging diners to “shake the habit” ...