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The shakedown on salt

October 13, 2013
By GLYNIS VALENTI - Staff Writer ( , Times Leader

Salt's color varies from bright white to black. It can be refined or unrefined, powdery or rock-like. It is vital to the bodily functions of both animals and plants, but eating too little or too much of it can create serious health problems. Experts say that the world's potential supply of salt is limitless, yet it has been used as currency, and countries have fought over it throughout the ages. Virtually the same substance sprinkled out of salt shakers in kitchens today has been harvested or mined by civilizations and societies of the past eight millennia.



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