A medical advisory panel has recommended that the Food and Drug Administration require food makers and restaurants to cut sodium levels, in an effort to combat ailments such as hypertension and heart disease. Advocates, like Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, say that the action would save thousands of lives. But others, like John Tate, president of the Campaign for Liberty, would leave the responsibility with consumers. He calls the idea another excuse to justify Washington's "ever expanding intervention into our lives."
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