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The following reflects the information we have assembled and shared with others.
Brochures downloadable from our web page
“Truth in Labeling” brochure
Information in a nutshell -- summaries of material easy to download and share
Hidden Sources of Processed Free Glutamic Acid (MSG): ingredients that serve as common MSG-reaction
Articles written in house (available here)
For Better or Worse (September, 2000)
For Better or Worse (December, 2000)
For Better or Worse (September, 2002)
CSPI: No friend of the MSG-sensitive (December, 2007)
Articles published elsewhere
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients
Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions
We have presented material on the toxic potential of MSG to the:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Citizen Petition in the Matter of Proposed Remedial Regulations Regarding Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) (FDA Docket No. 94P-0444 (December 12, 1994)
Truth in Labeling Campaign, et al., Plaintiffs vs. Donna Shalala, et al., Defendants. Suit brought before the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division. No. 4:95CV1633 TCM (August 29, 1995)
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) under contract to the FDA. Findings published July, 1992. Safety of amino acids used as dietary supplements. Bethesda, MD: Life Sciences Research Office, FASEB.
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) under contract to the FDA. Finding published July1995. Analysis of adverse reactions to monosodium glutamate (MSG). Bethesda, MD: Life Sciences Research Office, FASEB.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on approving use of monosodium glutamate in products used in agriculture. The Rule established “an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the biochemical glutamic acid in or on all food commodities, when applied as a plant growth and crop yield enhancer in accordance with good agricultural practices.
… we have found the exemptions for the requirement of a tolerance for residues of "glutamic acid" and "GABA" in or on all food commodities, and the unconditional registration of "GABA," "glutamic acid" (sometimes referred to as "L-glutamic acid"), and AuxiGro WP (AuxiGro), to be unwarranted. June 15, 2001.
Objection of the Truth in Labeling Campaign submitted to the EPA in objection to granting processed free glutamic acid (MSG) an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of processed free glutamic acid (MSG), August 16, 2001.
California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR)
… we have found the exemptions for the requirement of a tolerance for residues of "glutamic acid" and "GABA" in or on all food commodities, and the unconditional registration of "GABA," "glutamic acid" (sometimes referred to as "L-glutamic acid"), and AuxiGro WP (AuxiGro), to be unwarranted. (June 15, 2001)
San Francisco City/County Board of Supervisors
Australia/NewZealand Food Authority (ANZFA)
Australia/NewZealand Food Authority (ANZFA) which announced that an application had been received from the New South Wales Department of Health (NSW Health) seeking to require restaurants and other food outlets to notify consumers if monosodium glutamate had been added during food preparation (June 18, 2002)
American Medical Association
Weston A. Price Foundation
Celiac Sprue Association
NoMSG consumer group
Nutrition for Optimal Health Association (NOHA)
We respond to questions.
We support consumer advocacy
We recommend material produced by selected others:
4-part series on The Dangers of MSG.
Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills with Dr. Russel Blaylock
Is MSG good for you? Bad for you? Watch this tape. It was done by Vincent Bellonzi.
Those who eat more monosodium glutamate weigh more. That's what it says in the journal Obesity. The study is available online at: http://www.nature.com/oby/journal/v16/n8/full/oby2008274a.html
The Truth in Labeling Campaign had something to add to the information in that article. But after two months of indecision, the journal Obesity refused to publish our letter.