Re:I'll give up my bacon when they pry my cold dead ...
Despite the claims of the editor of Reason Magazine, there exists a wealth of peer reviewed studies that indicate a straight line connection between high salt diet and high blood pressure. There are also other causes of high blood pressure not necessarily connected with salt intake.
We will continue to enjoy a salty country ham from time to time. We will continue to enjoy our regular consumption of salty hot dogs, and other processed meats. We will, however, also continue to limit and try to reduce the amount of salt we add at the table and at the stove in our everyday home cooking.
Like alcohol, salt is good in moderation.