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
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 race
of 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 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
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 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:
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 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 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?
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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
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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. August 2002
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Obesity induced by neonatal monosodium glutamate treatment in spontaneously hypertensive
rats: an animal model of multiple risk factors. Yamamoto M, Iino K, Ichikawa K,
Shinohara N, Yoshinari Fujishima Hypertens Res. March 1998
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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. October 1978
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Yes, that last study was not a typo, it WAS written in 1978.
Both the medical research community and food "manufacturers" 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, and it's 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:
Last month the House of Representatives passed the "Personal Responsibility
in Food Consumption Act" to protect the food and beverage industry from civil
lawsuits. Under the measure, known as the "Cheeseburger Bill,"people
who buy food or drinks couldn't sue the companies that made them, the stores that
sold them or the restaurants that served them if they got fat from the products,
so long as the products met existing laws. The Senate is expected to take up a
similar bill later this year."
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 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
guys like Bush are insuring financial protection for the industry that is poisoning
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 governments 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 Nicotine? 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 http://www.pubmed.com
Type in the words "MSG Obese", and read a few of the articles for yourself.
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
Put an end to this, and stop the Slow Poisoning of America. Let's save our children.
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