MSG is back in the news and this can only mean going back to its creation in Japan. This goes way back to the year in Japanese history to 1908, when Professor of Chemistry Kikunae Ikeda at Tokyo University, discovered the chemical components of a taste he called “unami.” The taste of unami was extracted from kambu, a type of seaweed when Ikeda started studying how by boiling kombu, he could extract noticeable distinct flavors. This was the basis of the chemical monosodium glutamate (MSG), which today is charged with being a “silent killer.” By 1908, Ikeda had isolated brown crystals of glutamic acid (glutamate) which conveyed the characteristic flavor Ikeda was trying to isolate. MSG is the chemical basis for the umami flavor Ikeda discovered and developed. Today, this is called “ajinomoto (“essence of flavor” and that is the same name of one of the biggest food companies in Japan. The model for the global production of MSG came from Ikeda’s research because it was Ikeda who developed the process for mass-producing MSG.
The best overview of the confirmed dangers of MSG comes from Dr. Russell Blaylock, who is a board-certified neurosurgeon and author of “Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills.” In his book, Blaylock explains that MSG is an excitotoxin. Exitotoxins overexcites a person’s cells to the point of damage or even death, causing brain damage in varying degrees – and potentially even triggering or worsening learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and many more physical problems. Thank you, Professor Ikeda, but too much of a “good thing” seems to have had detrimental effects. Makes one consider how many Japanese have been taken out (“recipe of death”) by MSG over the years?
Ajinomoto, Japanese Carcinogenic Neurotoxin Manufacturer Expanding Aspartame & MSG Sales in Unsuspecting African Nations
December 9, 2016
By Stephen Fox
INTRODUCTION: Over the past ten years, I have written several times at OpEdNews about the proven neuro-degenerative and other medical effects of the artificial sweetener, including about Dr. Betty Martini, the foremost opponent to Ajinomoto’s lies in the entire world, most recently, her testimony to the California Carcinogen Identification Committee, which she and her husband followed up with a round trip from Atlanta to Sacramento for both of them, for her to be able to speak for five minutes. Of all of the hundreds of articles she has posted globally over the past 25 years working (as a volunteer, never asking for contributions), in this context of Ajinomoto’s advances in Africa, this one may be the most important, posted at her website, Mission Possible International:
AJINOMOTO, ASPARTAME & BRAIN TUMORS: RECIPE FOR DEATH!
click here: http://www.wnho.net/recipe_for_death.htm
[from Stephen Fox: This so shocked me as it came through the following article by Lily Kuo, that I wrote this article, to ask your participation in an effort to connect to Africans, and to the few Americans who care about Africa enough to write to several health ministers and Heads of State to let them know what a ruinous and disastrous damaging effect this news from Ajinomoto will have on populaces that are already struggling with hunger.
In my 3 decades of observation of such things, this company, Ajinomoto, is right up there among the most destructive corporations in the world, a distinction they share with Monsanto and Rio Tinto Mining of Australia (Rio Tinto plans soon to turn Arizona’s Tonto National Forest into North America’s largest copper mine, with the green light to do so it will probably get from the new Administration and from the Republican Majorities in Congress).
I don’t understand how these African nations collectively can be so complacent and so oblivious about this danger! Or any nation, for that matter, including the United States, since Donald Rumsfeld forced the approval for aspartame through the FDA in 1981. Perhaps it is because their leaders don’t understand the slightest thing about the harm done by this killer sweetener, aspartame?
About ten years ago, after writing to all of the heads of state and health ministers in the world several times, about ten years ago, in the context of the United Nations Resolution I wrote about Nutrition and Consumer Protection, I received strong responses from heads of state there, the present King of Morocco, Mohammed VI and the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni.
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