SLOW POISONING OF AMERICA & CANADA
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: MSGas 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, 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
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:
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
Let\'s save our children. (John Erb)