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South Ashevilles Ayurveda Raw /Vegan/Veggie Folk! Message Board › MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as Natural Flavoring...................

MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as Natural Flavoring...................

Chef N.
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Arden, NC
A friend forwarded me this article I think you'll find interesting. I welcome your comments! I have to paste it in 2 postings.

The food additive MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) is a slow poison.
> MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as Natural Flavoring.' MSG is

> even in your favorite coffee from Tim Horton's and Starbucks coffee
> shops!
> I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive
> obesity epidemic, and so did a friend of mine, John Erb. He was a
> research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario , Canada ,

> and spent years working for the government. He made an amazing
> discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was

> writing called 'The Slow Poisoning of America .'
> In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating
> obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies.
> No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so scientists have to
> create them. They make these creatures morbidly obese by injecting
> them with MSG when they are first born.
> The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing
> rats (and perhaps humans) to become obese. They even have a name for
> the fat rodents they create: 'MSG-Treated Rats.'
> When I heard this, I was shocked. I went into my kitchen and checked
> the cupboards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything -- the
> Campbell 's soups, the Hostess Doritos, the Lays flavored potato
> chips, Top Ramen, Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy,
Swanson frozen prepared meals, and Kraft salad dressings, especially
> the 'healthy low-fat' ones.
> The items that didn't have MSG marked on the product label had
> something called 'Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein,'
> which is just another
> name for Monosodium Glutamate.
> It was shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children

> everyday are filled with this stuff. MSG is hidden under many
> different names in order to fool those who read the ingredient list,
> so that they don't catch on. (Other names for MSG are 'Accent,

> 'Aginomoto,'
> 'Natural Meat Tenderizer,' etc.)
> But it didn't stop there.
> When our family went out to eat, we started asking at the restaurants
> what menu items contained MSG. Many employees, even the managers,
> swore they didn't use MSG.
> But
when we ask for the ingredient list, which they grudgingly
> provided, sure enough, MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein were
> everywhere.
> Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, every restaurant --
> the sit-down eateries like TGIF, Chili's, Applebee's, and
Denny's --
> use MSG in abundance. Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to be the WORST
> offender:
> MSG was in every chicken dish, salad dressing. and gravy. No wonder I

> loved to eat that coating on the skin -- their secret spice was MSG!
> So why is MSG in so many of the foods we eat? Is it a preservative,
> or a vitamin?
> Not according to my friend John Erb. In his book The Slow Poisoning
> of America , he said that MSG is added to food for the addictive
> effect it has on the human body.
> Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers lobby
> group supporting MSG explains that the reason they add it to food is
> to make people eat more.
> A study of the elderly showed that older people eat more of the foods

> that it is added to. The Glutamate Association lobbying group says
> eating more is a benefit to the elderly, but what does it do to the
> rest of us?
> 'Betcha can't eat [just] one,' takes on a whole new meaning
where MSG
> is concerned! And we wonder why the nation is overweight!
> MSG manufacturers themselves admit that it addicts people to their
> products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes

> people eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn't added.
> Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, it is an
> addictive substance. Since its introduction into the American food
supply fifty years ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses
> to the pre-packaged meals, soups, snacks, and fast foods we are
> tempted to eat everyday.
> The FDA has set no limits on how much of it can be added to food.
> They claim it's safe to eat in any amount. But how can they claim
> it's safe when there are hundreds of scientific studies with titles
> like these:
> 'The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study of

> exercise in obesity.' Gobatto CA, Mello MA, Souza CT , Ribeiro IA.

> Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2002.
> 'Adrenalectomy abolishes the food-induced hypothalamic serotonin
> release in both normal and monosodium glutamate-obese rats.'
> Guimaraes RB, Telles MM, Coelho VB, Mori C, Nascimento CM, Ribeiro.
> Brain Res Bull.
> 2002 Aug.
> 'Obesity induced
by neonatal monosodium glutamate treatment in
> spontaneously hypertensive rats: An animal model of multiple risk
> factors.'
> Iwase M, Yamamoto M, Iino K, Ichikawa K, Shinohara N, Yoshinari
> Fujishima.
> Hypertens Res. 1998 Mar.
> 'Hypothalamic lesion induced by injection of monosodium glutamate in
> suckling period and subsequent development of obesity.' Tanaka K,
> Shimada M, Nakao K Kusunoki. Exp Neurol. 1978 Oct.
> No, the date of that last study was not a typo; it was published in
> 1978. Both the 'medical research community' and 'food
> have known about the side effects of MSG for decades.
> Many more of the studies mentioned in John Erb's book link MSG to
> diabetes, migraines and headaches, autism, ADHD, and even
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Part 2

So what can we do to stop the food manufactures from dumping
> fattening and addictive MSG into our food supply and causing the
> obesity epidemic we now see?
> Several months ago, John Erb took his book and his concerns to one of
> the highest government health officials in Canada .
> While he was sitting in the government office, the official told
> him, 'Sure, I know how bad MSG is. I wouldn't touch the
stuff.' But
> this top-level government official refuses to tell the public what he
> knows.
> The big media doesn't want to tell the public either, fearing issues
> with their advertisers. It seems that the fallout on the fast food
> industry may hurt their profit margin. The food producers and
> restaurants have been addicting us to their products for years, and
> now we are paying the price for it. Our children should not be cursed

> with obesity caused by an addictive food
> But what can I do about it? I'm just one voice!
> What can I do to
> stop the poisoning of our children, while our governments are ensuring

> financial protection for the industry that is poisoning us?
> The best way you can help to save yourself and your children from
> this drug-induced epidemic is to forward this article to everyone.
> With any luck, it will circle the globe before politicians can pass
> the legislation protecting those who are poisoning us.
> The food industry learned a lot from the tobacco industry. Imagine if
> big tobacco had a bill like this in place before someone blew the
> whistle on nicotine?
> If you are one of the few who can still believe that MSG is good for
> us and you don't believe what John Erb has to say, see for yourself.

> Go to the National Library of
Medicine at Type in the
> words 'MSG Obese' and read a few of the 115 medical studies that

> appear.
> We the public do not want to be rats in one giant experiment, and we
> do not approve of food that makes us into a nation of obese,
> lethargic, addicted sheep, feeding the food industry's bottom line
> while waiting for the heart transplant, the diabetic-induced
> amputation, blindness, or other obesity-induced, life-threatening
> disorders.
> With your help we can put an end to this poison. Do your part in
> sending this message out by word of mouth, e-mail, or by distribution
> of this printout to your friends all over the world and stop this
> 'Slow Poisoning of Mankind' by the packaged food industry.
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