KNOW THIS ABOUT THE FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appears to be more interested in protecting the profits of big business than in safeguarding the health of consumers.
In September, 1969, then FDA Commissioner Ley testified before the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Health, presenting evidence from four studies that, he alleged, demonstrated that MSG was safe. It was later disclosed that two of the studies Commissioner Ley cited were incomplete and two did not even exist.
In fact, the FDA has been looking out for the interests of Ajinomoto Co., Inc* since the GRAS (generally regarded as safe) status of "monosodium glutamate" was first examined (FDA/industry cooperation/collusion). To understand the scope of industry influence, including the infrastructure and grand design of deception created by Ajinomoto when the safety of "monosodium glutamate" was first challenged, look at How the Game is Played and a longer published article, "The Toxicity/Safety of Processed Free Glutamic Acid (MSG): a Study in Suppression of Information." Still not convinced? Then find out for yourself what jobs in industry--including positions in law firms and PR firms that do work for the food or drug industries--have been given to retired FDA employees. That's right. Follow the money.
For those interested in the regulatory history relevant to processed free glutamic acid (MSG), go to Regulatory History.
* Inventor of, and the world's leading producer of, monosodium glutamate; producer of additional MSG-containing ingredients; and owner and manufacturer of "aspartame."
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