There's lots of salt in processed foods. That can make you ill, send your blood pressure skyrocketing and weaken your immune system. The body tries to eliminate it, but can't. Salt even gets stored in the cells of the body.
The German Food and Agriculture Ministry has struck a deal with the food industry to make processed foods healthier. Sugar, salt and fat content in processed foods will be cut by 2025.
As carmakers wrestle for the emerging electric car market, a German company sealed a key deal to mine a massive lithium deposit under a salt flat in Bolivia. The metal is crucial for making car battery cells.
This vast expanse of shimmering white may look like snow or ice. It's actually salt — and lots of it.
When cartoonist Peyo first introduced the Smurfs as supporting figures in a 1958 comic, he had no idea that they would go on to become some of the world's best-loved comic characters. And the story all began with salt...
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