Hundreds of medical studies and thousands, Nay, millions of victim accounts, irrevocably establish that monosodium glutamate, Ajinomoto's chemical "flavor enhancer", is a deadly, systemic, neurotoxic poison that eradicates your mind and health. In 1994 renowned Neurosurgeon and Professor Russell Blaylock, M.D., 27 year practitioner of the most delicate and demanding field of surgery: on the brain and nervous system, the pinnacle of medical expertise, released his book "Excitotoxins, the Taste that Kills", which plainly explains how MSG certainly destroys you. : "MSG is not the only taste enhancing food additive known to cause damage to the nervous system. In fact, there is a whole class of chemicals that can produce very similar damage they all share one important property. When neurons are exposed to these substances, they become very excited and fire their impulses very rapidly until they reach a state of extreme exhaustion. Several hours later these neurons suddenly die, as if the cells were exited to death. Neuroscientists have dubbed this class of chemicals "excitotoxins". More and more diseases of the nervous system are being linked to excitotoxin build-up in the brain. For example disorders such as strokes, brain injury, hypoglycemic brain damage, seizures, migraine headaches, hypoxic brain damage, and even AIDS dementia have been linked to excitotoxin damage." [The class of excitotoxins includes murderous aspartame, NutraSweet, Equal, which Ajinomoto recently renamed AminoSweet since their sales are in the toilet. Similarly MSG is a venom of 100 aliases: glutamate, hydrolyzed plant protein, sodium caseinate, etc, etc, etc].
In his chapter Effect Excitotoxins on the Developing Brain, Dr. Blaylock tells how MSG ruins children: "Excess glutamate can trigger abnormal nervous system development by interfering with the establishment of proper nerve connections, that is the wiring of the brain the onset of these behavioral and learning disorders may not show up immediately but rather may be delayed for many years following birth because of the timing of the onset of specialized brain functions. Injury to the speech areas of the brain, for example, would not be evident in the newborn baby, but would be evident when the child began to learn to speak ... Likewise, damage to areas of the brain concerned with complex learning skills would not be evident until the child started school and was exposed to math and reading."
There is an entire library of scientific documentation on MSG toxicity for you to investigate on the web. This is bad for the Japanese MSG maker, Ajinomoto. They have zero interest in you or your family's health. They just want the money!
Consider what debased evil minds, wicked, devoid of conscience, malignant, twisted, perverse and demonic, that intentionally loose dread poisons on humanity with full knowledge of the agony, suffering, poverty, ruined lives, foreclosed futures, desolation and death they inevitably produce. Is there a name for such foul criminal scum? I give you Joseph Mengele, the Nazi Angle of Death who hideously tortured thousands of screaming victims just for the damned fun of it. In the name of good Science, of course.
And I give you Susan Schiffman, Ph.D., who published Perception of Taste and Smell in the Elderly encouraging MSG in foods for seniors, so they'll eat more. I also give you University of Nebraska's Dr. Steve Taylor. These profane Angles of Desolation and their ilk can find no better use for their brains and fancy education than pushing poisons on their countrymen. Shame! Equally guilty are their cohorts at University of California at Davis, plus the Department of Agriculture, which will be funded by Ajinomoto for the two year "research", conclusion foreknown: MSG will be blessed.
When corporations fund regulatory agencies, said agencies work no more for taxpayers but become company stooges with fat budgets, bigger bonuses, and all those plane rides! Think of it as the District Attorney working for the Godfather. Today In America there's always some venal overpaid money grubbing bureaucratic Judas to cheerfully sell you out.
Jack Samuels who has the MSG web site, http://www.truthinlabeling.org, also has some comments. If Jack Samuels were to get MSG he could go in anaphylactic shock. This is how serious the issue is.
"Several weeks ago, the Truth in Labeling Campaign became aware of the fact that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has joined with Ajinomoto Co., Inc. to conduct a two year study at the University of California, Davis to determine the benefits of monosodium glutamate for people who are dieting to lose weight or maintain weight.
According to the press release from Ajinomoto Co., Inc., the world's largest producer of the food ingredient "monosodium glutamate," the purpose of the study is to establish that by using monosodium glutamate on prepared foods, food flavor will be enhanced, and the subjects will be more satisfied with the reduced amounts of food required to lose and/or maintain weight. All of the subjects will be women. (See (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/usda-ars-and-ajinomoto-launch-sodium-glutamate-research-collaboration-105678023.html).
We find it interesting, and distressing, to find that the USDA is spending our tax dollars on an industry-designed study undertaken to "establish" that ingestion of Ajinomoto's neurotoxic and endocrine disrupting product, monosodium glutamate, will be useful in controlling obesity.
For many years, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. has been funding researchers at the University of California, Davis to produce studies promoting the Ajinomoto Co., Inc. product, with some of the funds being for the University of California, Davis to cover related expenses.
We find it interesting that the expressed intent of this study contradicts work done by industry agents such as Susan S. Schiffman, Ph. D. who in 1993, published a paper entitled "Perception of Taste and Smell in the Elderly" in which she encouraged the use of monosodium glutamate in foods for the elderly on the basis that it will taste better and the elderly will, therefore, eat more. Over the years, Dr. Schiffman, often with glutamate industry agent, Dr. Steve Taylor of the University of Nebraska, would include this claim in talks to groups responsible for food service.
It should come as no surprise that a governmental food safety agency is cooperating with the glutamate industry. For some background on this subject, go to http://www.truthinlabeling.org/l-manuscript.html to access a peer reviewed, published paper entitled "The Toxicity/Safety of Processed Free Glutamic Acid (MSG): A Study in Suppression of Information." Read, under the section entitled "Defenders of the Safety of MSG," the sub-sections entitled "Agencies of the United States Government" and "People and Organizations Influenced by Glutamate Industry Agents." All one has to do to realize that monosodium glutamate is a major factor in the obesity epidemic is to access MEDLINE at http://www.pubmed.gov and type in "monosodium glutamate, obesity. There are well over 200 references to studies listed that demonstrate that monosodium glutamate can cause obesity.
It is time that our governmental agencies involved in food safety begin to protect consumers rather than spending money to represent the interests of industry. Everyone who reads this should contact their representatives in Washington to express their feelings about the USDA's cooperation with Ajinomoto Co., Inc. We believe that the contract discussed above should be cancelled by the USDA.
Jack L. Samuels
Truth in Labeling Campaign"
Obviously, this issue has been answered for decades. MSG is known as an excitotoxin, one that makes you fat.
Why would you investigate a product that causes obesity like MSG for benefits in weight management? Here are reports by Doctors Ralph Walton and Sandra Cabot: http://www.rense.com/general91/aspp.htm Studies show that mice fed MSG become grossly obese. http://www.msgexposed.com/studies-show-msg-fed-mice-became-grossly-obese
Now consider MSG research. In 1993 Jack Samuels, President of the Truth in Labeling Campaign, was reviewing FDA docket files relating to an FDA study on the safety of amino acids in supplements. In the files, he found a letter dated March 22, 1991, from Andrew G. Ebert, PhD, Chairman, International Glutamate Technical Committee - a glutamate industry organization in which Ebert admitted that aspartame had been used since at least 1978 in test and placebo materials that his organization provided to scientists who study the safety of MSG.
A review of studies conducted with the above referenced test material clearly indicates that some subjects reacted to both MSG test material and placebo material. Scientists conducting such studies concluded that since subjects reacted to both MSG and placebos, their reactions were not from MSG. Even though such logic is highly questionable, we now know that subjects reacted to placebos because of the presence of aspartame, an additive that causes MSG-type responses in MSG sensitive people. Because of the disclosure of the use of aspartame in placebo material by Jack Samuels, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology in its July 1995 report on the safety of MSG in food, concluded that the use of aspartame in placebo materials was inappropriate. The word dishonest seems more appropriate. Knowing that MSG reacts and there is no way to stop that from happening by using aspartame they could now say MSG did not react any more than the placebo. The placebo is supposed to be inert.
The FDA knew this was wrong and illegal and allowed it for 25 years. Who knows, it may still be done. Yet the FDA has raided supplement makers for nothing more than products used for good health, and think nothing of sending these good people to jail. Yet they allowed the glutamate industry to break the law for a quarter of a century. To make matters worse Congress just approved S 510 giving the FDA (the Fatal Drugs Allowed folks) even more power. It's time contributions from Big Pharma and chemical companies be discontinued. They can't stop the problems caused by these industries as long as they receive money from them. Congress needs to listen to the people and think of the world they are leaving to their grandchildren: http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_causes_birth_defects.htm
Some years ago I wrote this open letter to Ajinomoto. http://www.wnho.net/ajinomotoletter.htm They have refused to answer, even though other organizations have asked them to answer it as well.
Here is another report on Ajinomoto: http://www.wnho.net/dr_olney1.doc and another that needs answering: http://www.wnho.net/whopper.htm
The whole issue is obvious, to get a government agency, USDA to bless a poison. Dr. John Olney, one of the most renowned neuroscientists in the world today tried to prevent the approval of aspartame. Forty per cent of this poisonous molecule is aspartic acid, another excitotoxin. Dr. Olney founded the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity. Here is the 49 page report he wrote to the FDA Board of Inquiry who agreed with him.
You will note that Dr. Olney warned about compounding MSG with aspartame and what it would do to the brains of babies and children. After the FDA revoked the petition for approval through political chicanery of Don Rumsfeld who at the time was CEO of Searle got aspartame marketed. Today Dr. Olney prophecy has been fulfilled.
"The European Environmental Association has projected that with the rise of autism caused by toxic foods like Aspartame, MSG, Fluoride, and environmental degradation, by 2013 no one will be born in the Western World that does not to some degree have autism. Our board of AAEM, American Academy of Environmental Medicine and Dr. William Rae, director of the Dallas Environmental Clinic agreed in open discussion at the October 2010 annual meeting." Bill Deagle, M.D.
Today exists a 1000 page medical text, Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, by H. J. Roberts, M.D., http://www.sunsentpress.com which explains the epidemics that have caused mass poisoning of the world. Be sure to see the movie, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.tv
Below is the recommendation of another writer to write the USDA. Explain to them that research showing an excitotoxin that makes you gain weight is good for weight management would simply confirm collusion from Ajinomoto to USDA since it can't be done. The USDA should have the sense to know that since the research has already been done for decades showing MSG is an excitotoxijn, a product that stimulates the neurons of the brain to death causing brain damage of vary degrees.
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 09:31:51 -0700 (MST)
I ask that you let your lists know that they should write to the Secretary of Agriculture and vehemently object to this absurd and idiotic waste of money and resources, as if Ajinomoto could help "stem the tide" of obesity! This tells me that Ajinomoto and other corporate mongerers of neurotoxic carcinogenicity have bamboozled the USDA and the FDA with their tide of lies and misrepresentations, far worse than I had ever imagined possible.
This is his address:
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
Information Hotline: (202) 720-2791
Studies to assess potential efficacy of MSG and umami on satiety and weight management
The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Ajinomoto Company have announced a joint research project to explore whether the regular inclusion of dietary sodium glutamate (MSG) used to enhance the taste of foods, has beneficial effects on eating behavior and body weight management. The trial, which will be conducted by ARS' Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC), will assess in overweight women whether adding sodium glutamate to foods facilitates the control of appetite and caloric intake, and prevents body weight rebound following a period of moderate energy restriction and weight loss.
According to Dr. Kevin Laugero of WHNRC, "For some people, long term improvements in eating behavior and body weight are difficult to maintain, and the mechanisms that explain this fact are poorly understood."
Novel nutrition-based strategies might help people to improve the quality and amount of food they eat while maintaining the emotional and pleasurable qualities of eating. Foods or food ingredients that enhance these qualities of eating might also reduce the drive or motivation to eat, particularly energy dense foods. MSG has long been known to enhance the savory quality of foods and promote a positive emotional response (pleasantness) of eating. Regularly including MSG or foods naturally high in glutamate may help people to improve the quality and amount of their food intake, yet maintain the emotional and pleasurable qualities of eating.
The research is expected to add to the growing base of science around umami, widely accepted as the fifth basic taste in addition to sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Glutamate, an amino acid naturally found in many common foods such as tomatoes, cheese, and cured ham, is considered the purest form of umami. Recent research has identified umami receptors of the tongue. Providing a savory taste of its own, umami also enhances and balances the sensory experience of other tastes. MSG, the sodium salt of glutamate, improves the palatability of foods and has been widely used as a flavor enhancer for more than a century, initially in Asia and later globally. Significant research documents the potential value of MSG as an aid in reducing dietary sodium.
Given the global obesity epidemic and the role of diet as part of the solution, research initiatives such as this are increasingly important for informing and creating solutions that will improve public health.
"The Western Human Nutrition Research Center's expertise in nutrition and the regulation of food intake and metabolism, combined with Ajinomoto's demonstrated knowledge and leadership related to umami and MSG, create a powerful partnership as we seek a better understanding of how to improve eating behaviors and human health" said Masatoshi Ito, President and CEO, Ajinomoto Company.
The trial is expected to be completed in the next two years.
SOURCE: The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Ajinomoto