Makes You Fat
and is Slowly Poisoning America
Author Unknown: Read and
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
a chemical 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
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
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
Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers lobby group
supporting MSG at
http://www.msgfacts.com/facts/msgfact12.htm l 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
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
Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, it is an addictive
substance: NICOTINE for FOOD!
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
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
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
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
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
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