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The FDA finally liberates French dressing from 72-year-old ingredient mandates

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  1. [4]
    Akir
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    I was moaning from frustration the entire time I was reading this. It's written from the perspective of someone with a weirdly specific philosophy about things who is constantly oozing an "I told...

    I was moaning from frustration the entire time I was reading this. It's written from the perspective of someone with a weirdly specific philosophy about things who is constantly oozing an "I told you so" energy but doesn't bother to explain why it might be that that labeling and ingredient requirement might have possibly been desirable. It also completely misses the entire point of naming, or the fact that any sauce manufacturer could have and already has introduced French-like sauces by simply calling it anything other than simply "French Sauce".

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    1. [2]
      TheRtRevKaiser
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      It's reason.com, it's a libertarian rag. The sneering, self important tone comes free with your first copy of Atlas Shrugged, I think.

      It's reason.com, it's a libertarian rag. The sneering, self important tone comes free with your first copy of Atlas Shrugged, I think.

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      1. vord
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        That said, it serves as a reasonable metric of "is this right-wing stuff off the deep end?" If you find reason.com arguing against a right-wing policy, that policy is very bad.

        That said, it serves as a reasonable metric of "is this right-wing stuff off the deep end?"

        If you find reason.com arguing against a right-wing policy, that policy is very bad.

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    2. vord
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      I very much like fairly stringent naming and labelling regulations. It makes it easier to conceal garbage when they aren't there. I think there's already too much leeway with 'natural and...

      I very much like fairly stringent naming and labelling regulations. It makes it easier to conceal garbage when they aren't there.

      I think there's already too much leeway with 'natural and artificial flavoring'.

      7 votes