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Monosodium glutamate (MSG): Is it harmful?

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavor enhancer commonly added to Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified MSG as a food ingredient that’s “generally recognized as safe,” but its use remains controversial. 133 more words


MSG in “2-Minutes Noodles” – What is MSG and Why the Fuss?

A midnight-must, a bachelor’s best friend, a staple diet for many, “I can only cook that”, etc are some of the metaphors that we often use for the famous 2-minute noodles. 319 more words

Maggi noodles controversy

Today hot topic news Maggi noodles controversy

Drug Administration, collected samples of Maggi from a store on March 10, 2014 for tests to determine whether Nestle India was complying with its stated claim that the product doesn’t contain any… 646 more words


Centre framing new law to deal with Maggi-like cases: Paswan

People indulging in “confusing advertisement” to promote such essential commodities and food items would also be liable for stringent punishment of life sentence under the new law, Paswan told reporters here. 130 more words

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We were sitting in Hunan’s, a Chinese restaurant in Arcata, California.  At the bottom of the menu, I saw something that puzzled me.

Holding up the menu, I pointed at the words, asking Cathy, “Does ‘no message,’ mean there’s no fortune in the cookies, or something?” 88 more words


MSG Side Effect, The Silent Killer Lurking in Your Kitchen Cabinets

Although the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has categorized monosodium glutamate or MSG, a type of food additive, as generally safe for consumption, a lot of people have reported experiencing side effects after consuming food that contains MSG.  773 more words


Why You Crave Tomato Juice on an Airplane

Despite the fact that I never drink tomato juice on the ground, I’m once again craving the drink in mid air. In fact, on the very first flight I took as a kid – from Athens, Greece to Toronto back in 1991 – I distinctly remember ordering tomato juice.

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