This Health Bunker article is about ‘MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE’ or MSG. It is a follow on from “Common Ingredients in Processed Foods” which was more of an overview. We will now concentrate on individual ingredients or additives that are generally recognized as safe.
In the United States. There is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Here in the U.K., we have the; The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and The Foods Standards Agency (FSA). These bodies are put there to protect the public from unsafe food and drugs.
Sadly like everything else when it comes to money and power, ethicacy lines are very grey. For instance, MPs probably start off with world-changing ideas, but when they start their political careers they need financial backing. This backing comes from business or business people and if said potential MP gets into power, the first people at their door will be their sponsors.
Parliament makes things law, business then profits. What’s this got to do with MSG you ask. Well, why are potentially harmful food additives allowed to be fed to kids for a start? It’s then backed up by the GMC, FSA, MHRA or FDA.
Would it surprise you to know that when some MPs retire they then go to work for, drug, food, or chemical companies?
They then also go to work for those agencies like FSA etc. It’s a revolving door with so many conflicts of interest involved, it’s nearly unbelievable. If it wasn’t actually happening.