I recently received the following email and felt I should post it, so as
many people as possible could learn about the far reaching effects of
MSG stands for MONOSODIUM
Food additive "MSG" is a Slow Poison. Slow Poisoning MSG hides behind 25
or more names, such as "Natural Flavoring". MSG is also in Tim Horton's
and other brand coffee shops!
I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive
obesity epidemic, 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".
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 the scientists have to create them. They
make these morbidly obese creatures by injecting them with MSG when they
are first born. The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas
creates; causing rats (and humans?) to become obese. They even have a
title for the fat rodents they create: "MSG-Treated Rats".
I was shocked too. I went to my kitchen, checking the cupboards and the
fridge. MSG was in everything! The Campbell's soups, the Hostess
Doritos, the Lays flavoured potato chips, Betty Crocker Hamburger
Helper, Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared meals, 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. They hide MSG under many different names in order to
fool those who carefully read the ingredient list, so they don't catch
on. (Other names for MSG: 'Accent' - 'Aginomoto' - 'Natural Meet
Tenderiser' etc.) But it didn't stop there.
When our family went out to eat, we started asking at the restaurants
what menu items had MSG. Employees, even the managers, swore they
didn't use MSG. But when we asked for the ingredient list which they
provided, sure enough MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein were
everywhere. Burger King, Mcdonalds, Wendy's, Taco Bell, every
restaurant, even the sit down ones like TGIF, Chilis', Applebees 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
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. In the book he wrote, an
expose of the food additive industry called "The Slow Poisoning of
America" he said that MSG is added to food for the addictive effect it
has on the humanbody
Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers lobby
group supporting MSG at:
http://wwww.msgfactscom/facts/msgfact12.html explains that
the reason they add it to food is to make people eat more.
study of the elderly showed that people eat more of the foods to which
it is added. The Glutamate Association lobby group says eating more
benefits 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? The 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. How can they claim it
safe when there are hundreds of scientific studies with titles like
'The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study
of exercise in obesity'. Gobatto CA, Mello MA, Souza CT, Ribeiro A.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.
'Obesity induced by neonatal monosodium glutamate treatment in
spontaneously hypertensive rats: an animal model of multiple risk
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.
Yes, that last study was not a typo, it WAS written in 1978. Both the
"medical research community" and "food manufacturers" have known about
MSG's side effects for decades! Many more studies mentioned in John
Erb's book link MSG to Diabetes, Migraines and headaches, Autism, ADHD
and even Alzheimer's. But 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?
Even as you read this, G. W. Bush and his corporate supporters are
pushing a Bill through Congress called the "Personal Responsibility in
Food Consumption Act" also known as the "Cheeseburger Bill", this
sweeping law bans anyone from suing food manufacturers, sellers and
distributors. Even if it comes out that they purposely added an
addictive chemical to their foods. Read about it for yourself at:
Bill has already been rushed through the House of Representatives, and
is due for the same rubber stamp at Senate level. It is important that
Bush and his corporate supporters get it through before the media lets
everyone know about 'MSG, the intentional Nicotine for food'. Several
months ago, John Erb took his book and his concerns to one of the
highest government health officials in Canada. While 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 refused to tell the public what
The big media doesn't want to tell the public either, fearing legal
issues with their advertisers. It seems that the fallout on 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 additive. But what can I do about
it?... I'm just one voice!
can I do to stop the poisoning of our children, while our governments
are insuring financial protection for the industry that is poisoning us!
This e-mail is going out to everyone I know in an attempt to tell you
the truth that the corporate owned politicians and media won't tell you.
The best way you can help to save yourself and your children from this
drug-induced epidemic, is to forward this email 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
http://www.pubmed.com Type in
the words "MSG Obese" and read a few of the 115 medical studies that
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, 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 print-out to all your
friends all over the world and stop this 'Slow Poisoning of Mankind' by
the packaged food industry.
Blowing the whistle on MSG is our responsibility, get the word out.