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".
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
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, 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
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 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:
And every restaurant 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 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. http://www.spofamerica.com
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.
'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 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: http://www.yahoo.com. 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 http://www.pubmed.com. 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, 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.