Saturday, June 21, 2008

MSG Alert

This, from my inbox -- latest update from Weston A. Price Foundation:


To the members of Weston A Price Foundation:
After decades of concern about the safety of the food additive MSG in food, and mounting evidence about the adverse reactions many people have to it, the FDA has accepted a petition to remove monosodium glutamate from the GRAS (generally regarded as safe) list of ingredients.

This action would stop hundreds of food manufacturers, from Campbell's to Heinz, and thousands of restaurants, from Kentucky Fired Chicken to Applebees, from using this additive.

Since 1950, food manufacturers and restaurants have discovered that adding MSG to food makes people eat more of it, and eat more quickly. MSG is addictive, like nicotine for food.

If you are one of the millions who have suffered reactions to MSG, from asthma to migraines, please take this opportunity to send your comments to the FDA.

The petition itself is available to be read at the website: 78

To comment, simply click on the orange thought bubble beside the Petition written by John Erb.

Fill out the fields on the electronic form, and include your comments supporting the petition. Be sure to mention any problems you or your family members have had with the additive Monosodium Glutamate.

To have a better idea of the damage that MSG can cause, please feel free to review the text of the Petition, which shows how MSG has been purposely used to create obese and diabetic test subjects for experiments, and how MSG can be linked to the triggering of abnormal brain growth leading to autism.

By clicking on the HTML or PDF icon you can review the petition itself. By adding your voice to this petition you can help end the poisoning we all have suffered from this toxic ingredient. Together we can make a lasting change towards putting our health before the profit margin of the corporations.

Unfortunately, the FDA has only opened public comment on this petition for a very brief period. The comment period closes on June 23rd, so please act quickly to make your voice be heard.

For more information on the dangers of Monosodium Glutamate, feel free to visit these

Thank you for making the world a safer place!


Iwanttocomeback asmycat said...

Thank you so much for that link. I have been silently cursing the food industry for years about MSG. It is EVERYWHERE!
I get migraines from it, so it matters a lot to me.

Brenda Kula said...

My, I didn't realize MSG was addictive! No wonder we're all so fat. The tobacco boys put more nicotine in to addict you faster. Who raised these greedy people who have no care for society and the part they play in making it the place it is! I want to meet their mother! (And father)

TOCCO said...

I went and commented.... hopefully, our voices will be heard. My brother is deathly sensitive to MSG and has been hospitalized numerous times, close to death because of this chemical.
Thanks for the information!

Robbyn said...

iwanttocomebackasmycat, Brenda, Christina,
I was taken aback to discover the truth about MSG myself. I had no idea it was a serious health hazard!