In this episode of Repast, Michael T. Roberts interviews Michael Jacobson on his new book, Salt Wars: The Battle Over the Biggest Killer in the American Diet. Salt Wars describes the long struggle to reduce the dangerous levels of sodium in the American diet, and explains how industry has fought efforts to regulate salt. Here, Roberts and Jacobson discuss the harms of salt, government inaction, and the exceptional nature of food regulation in the United States.
Michael T. Roberts is the Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy at UCLA Law.
Michael Jacobson is the co-founder and long-time Executive Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
You can buy Salt Wars here.
Music by Ike Winters