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Good luck avoiding MSG now that it’s been approved for spraying on crops

First off, here’s Megan Nix, writing about her own personal history with MSG.  This is from an opinion piece titled “Food Fight — what you don’t know about processed foods can make you sick” in the Denver Post.com:

The newly approved spray consists of 30% MSG. Photo: cropcareequipment.com

The newly approved spray consists of 30% MSG. Photo: cropcareequipment.com

“I’ve always loved the grocery store: rainbows of fruits, deli men who never deny the potato salad sample. But lately I’ve been disappointed. The reason is a sneaky substance called MSG, which hides not just in Chinese food, but also under multiple pseudonyms on both generic and organic shelves.

If you look right now, I can almost guarantee you’ll find some form of it in your pantry.

The root of my distaste for MSG goes deeper than physical health; I believe we’re supposed to understand what we read.

About a year ago, I stopped having the ability to digest. I cut milk out of my diet, then gluten, wheat and sugar, alternately. Still, the post-lunch pain would settle every late afternoon. I had allergy tests done, CAT scans. The doctors smiled and said, “Everything looks good.” I felt like a faker, even though the stomach aches were so bad you could hear them. Continue reading

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