Slow Poisoning of America

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"


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,
( <> ), 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?

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. 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, Ichikawa K,  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 "manufaturers" 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.   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:

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 <> .   Type in the words "MSG Obese", and read a few of the 115 medical  studies that appear.

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

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