Wednesday, February 09, 2011
By Joy Y. Wang : WNYC Producer
The Meadow in the West Village offers more than 100 types of gourmet salt. Owner Mark Bitterman takes on the sodium critics and gives a brief explanation of a few basic finishing salts. Also, get his recipe for Bali Rama Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
The city added more corporate allies Tuesday in its year-old campaign to curb sodium in processed foods. Hostess, Butterball, Snyder’s of Hanover and three other companies pledged to participate in the New York-led “National Salt Reduction Initiative.”
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
- NUTRITION TAKEOUT: The average American consumes about 1,200 milligrams more sodium a day than they should. Too much sodium in our diets could lead to hypertension and heart disease. To combat this, the FDA is proposing a ten year plan to cut down the amount of salt in our foods. Marion Nestle, an NYU nutritionist and author of "Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety," has the details of the FDA's plan and tells us whether it might work.
- LEGAL TAKEOUT: The Supreme Court invalidated a federal law that banned videos depicting violence against animals, in an 8-1 decision yesterday. Columbia University law professor Nate Persily looks into why the Court ruled they way it did.