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 website that may improve their health and their lives. Many people read this website. If every person who reads this website 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. It is votes that put our legislators in office. Remember 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 worthwhile, 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 website and pass it out to others.
"I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." -- Henry David Thoreau
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.
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 website of the Truth in Labeling Campaign and distribute it, especially our brochure. Make up business cards with names of some of the ingredients that contain hidden MSG and pass them out as you shop or travel.
One approach by one individual may accomplish nothing visible. But it will have planted a seed. And by constantly reminding our world of the hazards of MSG and the benefits of labeling, we can move mountains.