The soup has no taste at all today – why?
Ah – there is no salt in the soup! It is the salt that gives real flavour to the food. Many things we eat contain salt.
Salt is part of our lives like the air we breathe or the water we drink. We need it to be able to survive and grow.
Without salt, life on earth would not have evolved. Without salt, we humans would not exist. Without salt we could not live – but if we regularly eat too much salt, it will be detrimental to our health and may even be fatal.
We live off and with the earth – and salts are important components of the earth.