Thought you might find this very interesting reading.....and the FDA approves
this crap knowing full well the results of studies....and we put so much faith
and trust into this Government group.....

MSG - The Slow Poisoning Of North America

9-12-05 - I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the
massive obesity epidemic, so did a friend of mine, John E.

MSG Hides Behind 25+ Names, Such As 'Natural Flavoring'. MSG Is Also In
Your Favorite Coffee Shops And Drive-Ups

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 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 flavored potato chips, Top Ramen, 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 Tenderizer', etc) But it didn't stop there. When our family
went out to eat, we started asking at the restaurants what menu items had

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
Taco Bell

And every restaurant like: TGIF, Chili's, Applebee's and Denny's use MSG in

Even be careful at your "health food store", do not spend your dollars on
ANYTHING that has "Hydrolyzed Vegetable that is MSG.

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.

When you go to your local grocery store deli, every SINGLE food there has
MSG, or one of the 25 hidden names of 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.

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 human body. <>

Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers lobby group
supporting MSG at: http://www.msgfactscom/facts/msgfact12.html explains
that the reason they add it to food is to make people EAT MORE OF THEIR

A study of the elderly showed that people eat more of the foods it is added
to.  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 these?

* 'The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study of
exercise in obesity'. GobattoCA, 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, IchikawaK, 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

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:> .

The 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 he knew.

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.

What 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> . Type in the words "MSG Obese" and read a few of
the 115 medical studies that appear.

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