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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:25 am 
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SLOW POISONING OF AMERICA & CANADA

By: John Erb

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 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"

....MSG?
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 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 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,

http://www.spofamerica.com/

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.msgfacts.com/facts/msgfact12.html

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?

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. August 2002

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

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

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:

http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/8458081.htm

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 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 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 slaughter. With your help we can put an end to this, and stop the Slow Poisoning of America.

Let's save our children.
(John Erb)

Sugar is put into food and drink for the same reasons: so we buy more!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:15 am 
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MSG is basically a flavor enhancer and around for YEARS. Do you remember the so called spice "Accent"? It is still available and all it is in MSG. I'm not a fan of msg, and have been aware of it's use for about 15 years, but dislike it mainly because I remember a long time ago hearing about it causing hyperactivity in children. Now I'm not defending the use of MSG. I have at times read ever label at stores and tried to NOT purchase food that had msg in it, (it is difficult) however one must realize that if a company is trying to enhance the flavor of their food product, would it not be reasonable for them to use a flavor enhancer? Unless it were found to be carcinogenic or cancer causing I doubt it will be removed from the product. We all know ciggarettes cause cancer and yet they are still available to the public. The best way to avoid msg is to not buy processed packaged foods. Fresh foods and vegatables do not have the additives. The other thing I try to avoid are dairy products that the cows were given rbST. It is a growth hormone. I can find milk rather easily that is rbST free, but I don't seem to be able to find meat that is marked it is hormone free.


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When MSGs use in processed & inexpensive foods is widespread...in the REAL WORLD many (most?) people won't be able to avoid it.

Also...if it results in overeating and obesity....and there is a current "obesity epidemic"...why is it still allowed to be added to food?

It's in food for the same reasons a lot of sugar and hydrogenated oils are. In taste tests it makes the food taste better and have better texture and seem more "appealing".

So food is made to be as appealing as possible in order to attract more "customers"....despite this food being unhealthy.

What part of WRONG can't you see?


............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" ..................


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What part of WRONG can't you see?

I don't remember saying anything about right OR wrong. I would think unethical to be a better word. Like I said, I have tried to avoid msg, and although difficult it is possible to do. There are health food stores and health food sections at stores where one can find food that does not contain msg. Like any other product, if a consumer doesn't purchase an item it will eventually be taken off the market. So like what you are doing by informing others of the ill affects of msg and making the public more awaren is great. I cannot disagree with you how Americans have become obese. It is an epidemic, HOWEVER to blame it ALL on msg I think is incorrect. It is more than just that. We have become a sedate society with a McDonalds mentality. We are so busy rushing around from one place to another that we do not sit down and eat a healthy non processed meal. We make quick processed foods that we eat in the car. It is a whole societal problem, and I will agree that I am guilty of it too, HOWEVER I refuse to blame everyone else for something that I know about and can control. THAT is what I think is the largest problem with our society, noone takes responsibilty for their own actions. I remember learning in physics that for ever action there is an equal yet opposite reaction. I know I degress from food cUDYXubu, and I have to say that I think it is great that you are letting people know about msg. Again I will equate this to ciggarettes. Ciggarettes contain nicotine that is addictive, yet legal. Of course there is a difference, but both CAN be avoided if one wants to. It just takes education and self discipline.


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has anyone died directly from msg?

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http://www.truthinlabeling.org/suicide-by-MSG.html

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lol...c'mon man....one death supposedly linked to MSG isn't a valid link nor defense.

and god only knows what country that was in...lol....so, i have no way of knowing if it were true or not.

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