The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about MSG and the people who lie about its safety





This Web site is dedicated to people with problems that once defied medical diagnosis – people who discovered that elimination of MSG let them be well.




“It Wasn’t Alzheimers; it was MSG” – a bible for those being poisoned by MSG (and aspartame), and an exposé of government and industry raping the public for personal profit.


FREE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE HERE: TruthinLabeling.org/ItWasntAlzheimers.pdf


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Oops!  Friends tell us that from this point forward, links on this page are not working – and they’re not.  Sorry to have to do this, but for the moment, we have no alternative but to offer you the index at the bottom of this page to reach our most popular pages, and our e-mail. mailto:truthlabeling@gmail.com for you to inquire about others.




GMO corner


About genetically modified foods


Because GMOs, like MSG, are toxic


And like MSG, GMOs aren’t labeled





Evidence of the toxicity of GMOs is overwhelming


Download and share our double-sided Spanish / English flyer on the dangers of GMOs and how to avoid them.  (You can print out the Spanish page first, and then print the English version on the back – using the landscape setting.)




Jean has offered to share her story: Could MSG be your problem too? (http://www.oneagleswings.me.uk/MSG.pdf)

If you’re thinking you might be sensitive to MSG, you’ll want to read it.  If you know you’re sensitive to MSG, you’ll appreciate what Jean has gone through to regain her health.


And let this serve as a reminder.  You’re not alone.


Food for Thought:



Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)


Rick reported this as a reaction to MSG


Senomyx!  New Flavor Technology Tinkers with Our Tastebuds


Protein.  If a product contains an ingredient called

“___ protein”,

the product contains MSG.






Genetically modified foods (GMOs).  A crime against humanity?




Muscle strength testing.  It’s a way to detect food that contains MSG.



The Real Food Recipeless Cookbook.  It’s a text book on avoiding MSG.


And it’s free.


PAY                ATTENTION


Protein powders-

all contain MSG. 



We have blogs:

COPING WITH MSG! (http://copingwithmsg.blogspot.com)

EVIDENCE OF MSG TOXICITY! (http://evidenceofmsgtoxicity.blogspot.com)



We have a brochure.  You can download it and distribute copies to merchants, physicians, family, and friends



Facebook.  Truth in LabelingCampaign has reached over 4,000 fans on facebook.  Do stop by.



Listen to Dr. Russell Blaylock:

"The Truth About   Aspartame, MSG and Excitotoxin"

MSG and brain-damaging excitotoxins



Some who sell food are less than honest.  Telling consumers that there is “no MSG” in a product that contains any hydrolyzed protein or other ingredient that contains processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is illegal.



Smile!  Give Dude,  Who Poisoned My  Food on YouTube a listen.





Table of Contents:


(Click on the links.  The underlines are the links.) 

The truth, and nothing but the truth, about processed free glutamic acid (we call it MSG)








ARE YOU AT RISK from exposure to Monosodium Glutamate and the other ingredients that contain MSG? 















The risks associated with ingestion of (or even contact with) monosodium glutamate and other ingredients that contain MSG are simple and straightforward:

Brain damage

Endocrine disorders (obesity and reproductive disorders)

Behavior disorders

Adverse reactions     

Neurodegenerative disease.  


Obesity.....Retinal degeneration.....Migraine…Seizures headache.....Cancer.....Heart irregularities.....Asthma.....Chewing gum.....Aspartame






What is monosodium glutamate?

What is MSG?

Where is MSG hidden?

Ingredient names used to hide MSG in food www.truthinlabeling.org/hiddensources.html

Names of products that should be checked out for MSG

E-numbers used for MSG-containing ingredients

There are pesticides and fertilizers that contain MSG

Understanding toxic MSG




Recognizing and/or diagnosing MSG adverse reactions

How much MSG does it take to produce an observable adverse reaction?


DATA tell us that use of monosodium glutamate and other ingredients that contain MSG places consumers at risk 















Evidence that monosodium glutamate causes brain damage which can lead to retinal degeneration, endocrine disruption (e.g. reproductive disorders and gross obesity), behavior disorders, learning disabilities, and more. Look at the data.


Evidence that monosodium glutamate and other ingredients that contain MSG cause reactions like irritable bowel, heart irregularities, asthma, and migraine headache. 
Look at the data.


Evidence from epidemiological studies that suggests that as many as 50% of Americans are sensitive to monosodium glutamate and other ingredients that contain MSG.  Look at the data.


Evidence that industry-sponsored studies used to substantiate the safety of monosodium glutamate are so badly flawed that they are worthless.  See for yourself.

Evidence that the young are at the greatest risk from ingestion of MSG. 
Look at the data.













REPORTS of Adverse Reactions


In addition to research documenting adverse reactions to MSG, there is evidence from consumers who report that their adverse reactions ameliorate or disappear when they clean MSG out of their diets.  Read their letters.



What’s an MSG-sensitive person to do?

Letters from people who have been helped by this Web site.

Ideas for those having trouble avoiding MSG.

Meet “A dragonfly in the kitchen”….. working out recipes which may help those stricken with sensitivities to MSG.  Her determination and her good work should serve as a model for all of us.

To get the truth from manufacturers about the MSG in their products, you have to understand the glutamate industry’s deceptive tactics.

Other Web sites with information about MSG and aspartame



How is MSG manufactured?

How do the glutamic acid found in protein and/or freed from protein during digestion and the manufactured neurotoxic glutamic acid found in MSG differ?

Manufactured neurotoxic amino acids cause brain damage and neuroendocrine disorders.  Glutamic acid from unadulterated protein does not.

MSG (it’s manufactured) causes adverse reactions like asthma, migraine headaches, heart irregularities, and seizures. Glutamic acid from unadulterated protein does not.



It is IMPORTANT TO INDUSTRY (and their friends at the FDA) TO HIDE the MSG in and ON your food, supplements, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics

Why is hiding MSG so important?


Meet the people (we sometimes call them “the glutes”) who get the job done so effectively


This is how the "MSG is safe" game is played


This will give you some insight into the role played by the US government in keeping MSG in food, drugs, dietary supplements, children's' medications, cosmetics, fertilizers, fungicides, plant growth enhancers -- and more -- hidden


Here's how they hide MSG

The glutamate industry has:

-- Secrets: Things the "glutes" don't want you to know


-- A set of basic lies


-- Web pages on which they disseminate their propaganda


--Tricks to get free advertising dressed up as news.


Read all about the "glutes" standard operating procedure -- published in Accountability in Research, a peer reviewed journal 




Researchers from Scripps Clinic, La Jolla California -- which has a history of doing research funded by the MSG industry -- have published a review pointing to the safety of monosodium glutamate.  They looked at four (4) conditions you won't find listed in a 1997 FDA report of complaints of adverse reactions to MSG, and concluded that there weren't many reports of adverse reactions to MSG. They also cited three (3) double blind studies in which researchers found adverse reactions to monosodium glutamate, but said that didn't show that people were sensitive to monosodium glutamate because people also reacted to placebos – but they failed to mention that the placebos were laced with aspartame.  And that, good readers, is what glutamate industry propaganda about the safety of MSG is built on.


Industry’s FDA

The FDA says it's illegal to claim no MSG in a product if it contains any free glutamic acid (1)(2), but refuses to enforce the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

If MSG wasn’t harmful, it wouldn’t be hidden.  If the FDA didn’t front for Industry, MSG wouldn’t be hidden either.



History of invention and use of monosodium glutamate and MSG--as used in processed food and as used on crops as they grow


Hydrolyzed proteins


Regulatory history

Details of California’s approval of monosodium glutamate for use in fertilizer and pesticide products including wine grapes


The Truth in Labeling Campaign


Our back room: material collected or written by the Truth in Labeling Campaign

We thank all of you who share your insights and concerns with all of us.

Contact us


Exposing MSG: Effecting change one step at a time   

Handing out copies of the TLC brochure to family and friends.  (Print two sided, fold, make lots of copies, and hand them out.)

Call for labeling -- It’s time that the FDA require that all MSG be identified on the labels of products that contain it

Reducing the cost of health care.....

We advocate the right of consumers to know what is in their food.


Send us labels of mislabeled food you would like exposed, and tell us where you saw it for sale.

Be an advocate for truth in labeling.

Visit these web pages.


Ban MSG?  Not a chance.   If the FDA banned MSG, the drug companies would lose billions. Think about how much money they make treating asthma, migraine headache, seizures, depression, heart irregularities and all of the other reactions to MSG. And cancer, too.  Acid hydrolyzed proteins contain carcinogenic propanols.




We are proud that we have been able to provide information to people whose problems had defied medical diagnosis; people who just "didn't feel well;" people who knew they suffered adverse reactions when they ate MSG--and wanted to avoid it; and people who simply wanted to avoid this neurotoxic, endocrine disrupting, substance.  If you have questions that have not been answered here, please e-mail or call.



The ingredient that causes MSG reactions in MSG-sensitive people is manufactured/processed free glutamic acid(1).  Manufactured/processed free glutamic acid is found in processed foods (9) -- but it is not found in unprocessed or unadulterated meat, fish, or vegetables (including soybeans, mushrooms, and tomatoes)(3).  Only meat, fish, or vegetables that have been subjected to some sort of manufacturing or fermenting process will cause MSG reactions in MSG-sensitive people who ingest amounts that exceed their tolerances for MSG(1). Dairy products, also, may cause MSG reactions in MSG-sensitive people because some dairy products are ultra-pasteurized, some are fermented, and many contain food additives such as carrageenan that are problematic for MSG-sensitive people(1). All manufactured/processed free glutamic acid contains contaminants (D-glutamic acid, pyroglutamic acid, and others) (12,13), while the glutamic acid found in intact/unadulterated protein contains no contaminants(3).  Some manufactured/processed free glutamic acid contains carcinogenic mono and dichloro propanols(12).



With one exception, aspartame and processed free glutamic acid (MSG) cause identical adverse reactions in people who are sensitive to them(2). In addition, the free glutamic acid found in MSG and the free aspartic acid found in aspartame both have been shown to kill brain cells and cause subsequent endocrine disorders in laboratory animals(4).  (We don't do such experiments on humans.)



The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appears to be more interested in protecting the profits of big business than in safeguarding the health of consumers.



When a manufacturer tells you there is no processed free glutamic acid in a product that made you ill, ask the manufacturer to back up his claim by providing you with a "free amino acid" assay.  If there is any free glutamic acid found, you can assume that the product contains MSG. 

When a manufacturer tells you that any MSG in his product couldn't possibly harm you because it is "naturally occurring," inform the manufacturer that both arsenic and hydrochloric acid are "naturally occurring," too.

REMEMBER THIS: If MSG wasn't harmful, it wouldn't be hidden.





Those who like video may enjoy these – if industry hasn’t had them pulled -- yet



Is MSG good for you?  Bad for you?  Watch this tape.

It was done by Vincent Bellonzi. Click here


Jack Samuels’ presentation before a Weston A. Price Foundation meeting

"60 Minutes": click here

Nope.  This is gone from the link that we had.  Oh the power of industry!

(But it’s there somewhere, because as fast as “they” take the page down,

someone else puts another page up.)


CBN's 4-part series on The Dangers of MSG. 


Oops…Looks like these were pulled, too:


Part 1. The Hidden Danger in Your Food

Part 2. Your Brain's Biggest Enemy

Part 3. MSG, Cancer and Your Heart

Part 4. Avoiding the MSG Threat



The material in this Web page has been compiled by the Truth in Labeling Campaign from original sources. 

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Index of sorts:


Names of ingredients that contain MSG:  www.truthinlabeling.org/hiddensources.html

Migraine headache:  www.truthinlabeling.org/Migraine.html

Cancer:   www.truthinlabeling.org/Cancer.htm

Retinal Degeneration:  www.truthinlabeling.org/RetinalDegeneration_Data.html

















Updated mid November, 2017