Sina-cism: Salt and capitalism, starring BirchTree Bread Co.

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How much should salt cost? Not much, I suppose.

Chris Sinacola

Chris Sinacola

After all, the stuff is produced in 93 countries worldwide, according to the British Geological Survey, with the four leading producers — China, the United States, India and Germany — combining for more than half the world’s production of about 259 million metric tons.

Of course, we only need a pinch of salt now and then for good health. About as much, I’d say, as my wife brought home one recent Saturday from Worcester’s BirchTree Bread Company. In a small jar. Cost about $8. And which was promptly mailed to our daughter in California for a few dollars more.

Well, there’s more to this story.

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