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Carol H
Posted on Friday, December 13, 2002 - 1:45 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sometimes I wish the government agencies in the US would have better cooperation. They just found out that the CIA and FBI botched things with a lack of communication, before 9/11. Think about this - as far back as 1995, the FDA wanted to label free glutamate in foods. Yet the EPA recently allowed the spraying of solutions of 29% glutamic acid on everything, and granted waivers for information about endocrine effects. These guys better start communicating, and quick. Now we have Tommy Thompson - head of the Health and Human Services Department and his war on obesity. Even the CDC is concerned about these latest "epidemics". You would think the FDA, HHS, and the CDC would get together on the MSG issue. But no, this is the USA. :(
Deb A.
Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 9:45 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sad, isn't it. What can we do to effect more change? Is there anything that we can do to get their attention about this issue, aside from praying for a miracle...which I do pray for all the time. We just can't give up and we have to have hope and faith that the information about MSG will finally be made known to individuals who can make a real difference in this country....it may be that some smaller nation like the U.K., will expose it before the U.S given the lack of communication and cooperation that you have mentioned here.
Murt
Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 4:15 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yep

We canaries in the coal mine are in fact the wave of the future...

Of course, it may take fifty years...(shudders)
Deb A.
Posted on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 7:41 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Considering the horrific rise in ADD, ADHD, depression, obesity, asthma and other modern day epidemics, I have a feeling (and a huge hope) that people will begin to demand more answers sooner than 50 years.
Anonymous
 
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Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 11:13 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This all sounds like the "Fall of Man": the snake is the FDA, the apple is all the harmful yet tempting products while consumers are the ones being duped. The only way to raise the greedy, selfish government's attention is if more people were angry and fed-up by all of their neglect and deceit going on. Isn't it enough that companies deceive/misinform consumers in advertisements? Why does that have to extend to something much more serious like listing ingredients? And who approved of the ingredients "spices" and "Natural Flavors" to begin with? Those aren't ingredients; they're vague, broad terms that could mean anything. They might as well have written the word "whatever" instead.

All of the info about MSG's harm and hidden names should be taught in schools and posted in grocery stores everywhere. If only this generation weren't so dumbed down and afraid to speak their minds, change would happen faster, but, many people are just denial and simply ignorant of the truth.

Hopefully, all of us SMART and WELL-INFORMED consumers are "the little engines that could". Keep in mind that what we're doing here isn't about revolution per se, but, instead, about something much more important in the long run: EVOLUTION. Who knows how much longer our human race will continue to exist at this rate? Do we really want the FDA and other greedy, selfish organizations to flush us down the toilet of evolution faster? It's quite ironic that the FDA themselves are actually part of the human race as well.
Dianne
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 4:35 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anonymous, You raise some interesting points. I don't know who approved the ingredient names, but maybe the FDA - that would be fitting. Your suggestions about MSG being taught in schools and posted in grocery stores is very good, except the stores wouldn't sell much and probably go out of business. Maybe some of the more MSG knowledgeable folks could teach a community ed class or get one of their school-teacher-friends to add it to their nutrition curriculum. Ignorance is one thing we can help fix, but denial is more difficult. Those people are hooked on the adictive power of MSG and unless they develop symptoms, most likely will never see it for what it really is.
Dianne
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 4:39 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anonymous, One more thing - would you like to identify yourself? It's hard, really hard, to know which anon is which. You can just type your name in the *Username* box and put 'msgkills' in the *Password* box.

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