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Anything you do to help others understand the toxic effects of processed free glutamic acid (MSG) and where it is hidden in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, dietary supplements, and the environment will have value.
What should you do? What can you do? You can speak to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Offer them information from the pages of this Web site that may improve their health and their lives. More than 10,000 people read this Web page every month. If every person who reads this Web page helped one other person understand the toxic potential of MSG and where it is hidden in food, consumer demand would force the FDA to label MSG.
If you're into politics, you might contact your state and federal legislators, and you can certainly contact your local health department. Make no mistake. Refusal to identify MSG in food is a political matter. Just remember that it is votes that put our legislators in office. Remember, also, that your vote counts, and threat of losing your vote counts, too.
If you want to do more without going out of your way, start talking to grocers, farmers at your farmers' markets, and the people from whom you buy wine. Ask for produce, processed food, and wine without processed free glutamic acid (MSG) in it or on it. Ask once. Ask again. Bring these people lists of the names of ingredients that contain MSG. You may not think it worth while, but let me assure you that people will begin to think about what they are selling when they hear over and over again that even a few of the people they sell to don't want food that contains MSG – any form of MSG.
Contact the people whose poisons and lies give you and/or other MSG-sensitive people grief. Let them know what damage they have done to you and your family. Ask them to be sure to file your comments with the FDA or EPA as they are required to do when someone reports getting sick from one of their products.
Introduce others to the Truth in Labeling Campaign. Talk to them. Share information with them. Copy relevant information from our Web page and pass it out to others.
We're not short of ideas. Anyone who learns the truth about the toxic potential of MSG may become a valuable resource. Think about talking to, writing, or calling some of the following:
Your health food store(s)
Community groups: libraries, churches, public schools, hospitals, housing for the elderly, community centers for the elderly......
Religious organizations that you belong to
Your local health department
Emergency room physicians
Your personal physician(s), chiropractors, acupuncturists, kinesiologists, NAET practitioners, school or office nurse(s) and other health care professionals
Your local medical association
Your two senators and one member of congress.
The three federal agencies charged with protecting consumers: FDA, USDA, and EPA
Your state legislators
Let your thoughts about use and abuse of MSG be heard. Write and call manufacturers who use MSG in food. Protest its use. Write and call manufacturers who claim "No MSG" or "No added MSG" on labels of products and ask for copies of analytical test results that show there is no free glutamic acid in their products. Write and call the FDA to report manufacturers who claim "No MSG" or "No added MSG" without supplying proof that their product(s) contain no free glutamic acid.
Ask the magazines, newspapers, and journals to which you subscribe to carry lists of hidden sources of MSG. Ask your local newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations to carry information about MSG. Ask schools, hospitals, church groups, social clubs, girl scouts, and boy scouts to distribute material about the toxic effects of MSG and where it is hidden in food. Ask candidates for political office to oppose hiding MSG. Ask them to go on record -- for or against hiding MSG.
Identify MSG-sensitive lawyers interested in suing those who produce and/or sell food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and agricultural products, that contain MSG. Many can be sued for making false claims about their products like “naturally occurring” or “No added MSG”. Collect information that might help others who would like to avoid MSG and share it with others by sending it to the Truth in Labeling Campaign. Information about the effects of glutamic acid, products that contain little or no MSG, products that are mislabeled, false advertising, and names of legislators, lawyers, physicians, manufacturers and others who understand the needs of people who want to avoid MSG, would be examples of potentially useful information.
If you are thinking of suing, you may find information on the subject valuable reading.
Expose the lies of the glutamate industry and the complicity of the FDA, EPA and our elected officials.
Boycott manufacturers who make false claims about the MSG in their products and/or the hidden sources of MSG. Don't use products that contain hidden sources of MSG.
Download information from the web site of the Truth in Labeling Campaign and distribute it. There are two brochures that can be easily downloaded. Make up business cards with names of some of the ingredients that contain hidden MSG and pass them out as you shop or travel.