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::Food Police or Health Advocates::

by Stephanie Stricklen

kgw.com

Posted on November 29, 2007 at 11:21 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:43 PM

You saw my story on the salt assault.. now I ask you; should the government regulate how much salt companies can put in their foods??

Think about that before you anwer. I'm not talking about setting a guideline-- I'm talking about a hard and fast rule.

CLICK HERE to sound off

Now, if tell-it-like-it-is-Rick is reading... I know what he'll say. I have a good guess what Roger would say. Blog Buddy Joe, McGorge Scott, Sean, and Rob.... not so sure.

Getting away from the salt is tough, especially if you eat a lot of processed foods. So, what's the solution?

The group pushing for the salt regulations is a little controversial (at least depending on whom you ask). Here's a link to its website:

http://www.cspinet.org/

And a link to the industry group that generally opposes them:

http://www.consumerfreedom.com/

Email time!!

Brenda wants to remind people that when you deep fry that turkey next year in peanut oil-- that you make sure no one coming to dinner has nut allergies.

We were saved from a catastrophe when I happened to ask, just in conversation, what oil they (my cousin and his family) fried the turkey in. My child was just about to put her first big bite into her mouth when he and his wife replied in unison, “peanut oil”. For my daughter, ingesting lots of turkey fried in peanut oil could literally kill her or make her very, very sick. We would have needed to call an ambulance and wouldn’t have known what was happening or why. Saved! Just in the nick of time!

GOOD POINT!!

Sean writes about the insomnia story: I had a funny thought. You're normally trying to help people wake up and then you do a story about helping them fall asleep. :) Although, the easier it is to go to sleep, the easier it is to wake up in the morning.

Jim writes: The sleep study at 11 p.m. I couldn't stay awake that late, but I wake up at 4 a.m. in the morning, or sometimes earlier. That was an awful lot of advertising for a sleep study. I slept through it.

I'm glad I could put you to sleep. ;-)

Steve writes:
Keep up the great work on the Blog from a regular reader, (or is that a "bleader" in context??) P.S. Missed the Insomniac Story at 11:00pm last night, was napping, before waking up at an UNGODLY HOUR. Usually, just before your 4:30am broadcast starts.

It's online if you want to see it. And yes.. 4:30 IS EARLY!!! I'm amazed I don't have sleeping problems myself!

And now, an all-caps message to one regular reader: Rob: HAHA ROB. HAPPY MONDAY TO YOU! THAT MEANS FRIDAY IS YOUR TUESDAY. I'LL THINK ABOUT YOU ON YOUR WEDNESDAY WHILE I'M AT VAN HALEN.

McGorge sent this artsy shot of last night's snow.. remember he's up in the Gorge where they got pounded:

sevenmilesign.jpg

sstricklen@kgw.com is Stephanie Stricklen's email address

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