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THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PESTICIDE REGULATION HAS JOINED THE EPA AND APPROVED ADDING PROCESSED FREE GLUTAMIC ACID (MSG) and other ingredients TO WINE
The California Department to Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has approved the spraying of processed free glutamic acid (MSG) on grapes, including grapes to be used for producing wine.
The approved product is called AuxiGro WP Metabolic Primer (AuxiGro), manufactured by Emerald BioAgriculture (formerly Auxein Corporation). AuxiGro contains 29.2% processed free glutamic acid (MSG) that is manufactured by the same methods used to manufacture the processed free glutamic acid (MSG) found in the food ingredient "monosodium glutamate."
We find it extraordinarily interesting that the notice issued by the CDPR (a copy of which follows below) did not mention that Glutamic Acid, which makes up 29.2 % of AuxiGro, is one of the two active components. But, then, if you read further about state and federal approvals of AuxiGro, you will find the whole process of approving a neurotoxic amino acid for use on agriculture crops and for release into the environment "extraordinarily interesting."
Tracking Number - EPA Registration Number
Applicant / Brand Name
174906 - ( 70810 -1 )
AUXIGRO WETTABLE POWDER PLANT METABOLIC PRIMER
USE: FUNGICIDE , GROWTH REGULATOR - FOR THE CONTROL OF POWDERY MILDEW AND BUNCH ROT ON GRAPES
TYPE: SECTION 3 REGISTRATION -
GAMMA AMINOBUTYRIC ACID
CAS NUMBER(S): 56-12-2
For more information, see California Has Approved Spraying MSG, Milk Protein, and Carcinogens on Grapes -- Including Grapes To Be Used for Wine
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