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Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Libya

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MSG - Slowly 
Poisoning America
Author Unknown

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, 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 a
chemical 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 race of fat rodents they create: "MSG-Treated Rats"


I was shocked too. I went to my kitchen, checking the cupboards and the

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 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 catch on. 

But it didn't stop there. When our family went out to eat, we started asking
at the restaurants what menu items had 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, 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 was MSG! 

So why is MSG in so may of the foods we eat? Is it a preservative or a

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
explains that the reason they add it to food is to make people eat more. A
study of elderly people showed that people eat more of the foods that 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

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: NICOTINE for FOOD! 

Since its introduction into the American food supply fifty years ago, MSG
has been added in larger and larger doses to the prepackaged 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 is 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 RC, Nascimento CM, Ribeiro Brain Res Bull. 2002

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

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 "manufaturers" have known 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, George 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 the fast food industry may hurt
their profit margin. 

So what do we do? 

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 guys like Bush are insuring financial
protection for the industry that is poisoning us. 

I for one am doing something about it. 

I am sending this email out to everyone I know in an attempt to show you
the truth that the corporate owned politicians and media won't tell you. 

The best way you can help 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 Bush can pass the Bill protecting those who
poisoned 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

Blow the whistle on MSG. 

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 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,
waiting for the slaughter. 

With your help we can put an end to this, and stop the Slow Poisoning of
America. Let's save our children

Hidden Sources Of MSG In Foods
From the book 'Excitotoxins - The Taste That Kills'
By Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD

What if someone were to tell you that a chemical (MSG) added to food could
cause brain damage in your children, and that this chemical could effect how
your children's nervous systems formed during development so that in later
years they may have learning or emotional difficulties? 

What if there was scientific evidence that these chemicals could permanently
damage a critical part of the brain known to control hormones so that later in
life your child might have endocrine problems? How would you feel? 

Suppose evidence was presented to you strongly suggesting that the artificial
sweetener in your diet soft drink may cause brain tumors to develop, and that
the number of brain tumors reported since the introduction of this widespread
introduction of this artificial sweetener has risen dramatically? Would that affect
your decision to drink these products and especially to allow your children to
drink them? What if you could be shown overwhelming evidence that one of
the main ingredients in this sweetener (aspartate) could cause the same brain
lesions as MSG? Would that affect your buying decisions? 

And finally, what if it could be demonstrated that all of these types of
chemicals, called excitotoxins, could possibly aggravate or even precipitate
many of today's epidemic neurodegenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson's
disease, Huntington's disease, ALS, and Alzheimer's disease? Would you be
concerned if you knew that these excitotoxin food additives are a particular risk
if you have diabetes, or have ever had a stroke, brain injury, brain tumor,
seizure, or have suffered from hypertension, meningitis, or viral encephalitis? 

Would you also be upset to learn that many of the brain lesions caused by these
products in your children are irreversible and can result from a SINGLE
exposure of these products in sufficient concentration? 

How would you feel when you learn the food industry hides and disguises these
excitotoxin additives (MSG and Aspartate) so they can't be recognized?
Incredulous? Enraged? The fact is many foods are labeled as having "No
MSG" but in fact not only contain MSG but also are laced with other
excitotoxins of equal potency and danger. 

All of the above are true. And all of these well known brain toxins are poured
into our food and drink by the thousands of tons to boost sales. These additives
have NO OTHER purpose other than to enhance to TASTE of food and the
SWEETNESS of various diet products. 

Hidden Sources Of MSG 
As discussed previously, the glutamate (MSG) manufacturers and the
processed food industries are always on a quest to disguise the MSG added to
food. Below is a partial list of the most common names for disguised MSG.
Remember also that the powerful excitotoxins, aspartate and L-cystine, are
frequently added to foods and according to FDA rules require NO LABELING
* Food Additives that ALWAYS contain MSG *

Monosodium Glutamate
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Hydrolyzed Protein
Hydrolyzed Plant Protein
Plant Protein Extract
Sodium Caseinate
Calcium Caseinate
Yeast Extract
Textured Protein (Including TVP)
Autolyzed Yeast
Hydrolyzed Oat Flour
Corn Oil 

* Food Additives That FREQUENTLY Contain MSG *

Malt Extract
Malt Flavoring
Natural Flavors/Flavoring
Natural Beef Or Chicken Flavoring

* Food Additives That MAY Contain MSG Or Excitotoxins *

Soy Protein Concentrate
Soy Protein Isolate
Whey Protein Concentrate
Also: Protease Enzymes of various sources can release excitotoxin amino acids
from food proteins. 
Aspartame - An Intense Source Of Excitotoxins 
Aspartame is a sweetener made from two amino acids, phenylalanine and the
excitotoxin aspartate. It should be avoided at all costs. Aspartame complaints
accounts for approximately 70% of ALL complaints to the FDA. It is
implicated in everything from blindness to headaches to convulsions. Sold
under dozens of brand names such as NutraSweet and Equal, aspartame breaks
down within 20 minutes at room temperature into several primary toxic and
dangerous ingredients: 
1. DKP (diketopiperazine) (When ingested, converts to a near duplicate of 
a powerful brain tumor causing agent) 
2. Formic Acid (ant venom) 
3. Formaldehyde (embalming fluid) 
4. Methanol (causes blindness...extremely dangerous substance) 
Common Examples:
Diet soft drinks, sugar free gums, sugar free Kool Aid, Crystal Light, childrens'
medications, and thousands of other products claiming to be 'low calorie', 'diet',
or 'sugar free'. 
A Final Note...
Dr. Blaylock recounted a meeting with a senior executive in the food additive
industry who told him point blank that these excitotoxins are going to be in our
food no matter how many name changes are necessary...