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Iceland Serves Up Road Salt for Dinner

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Pure salt (Photo: Pinpin/Wikipedia)

Iceland has a big issue at hand at the moment.

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"Salt"

And it is not about the kind that we sprinkle on food, but the one that we sprinkle on roads to stop the cars from sliding around the ice.

But maybe it is both.

It seems Icelanders have been seasoning their food with industrial or road salt for about 13 years, without realizing it.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Thora Arnorsdottir, a news editor at Icelandic National Broadcasting in Reykjavík. She has been covering the salt scandal.