Originally posted by MinHawk
My boyfriend and I, for several months, have been trying to eliminate both HFCS and MSG from our diets. Now, I can't say that we've been so
successful we've totally eliminated, because, what I find truly scary here is that it seems almost impossible - but we only rarely drink sodas (like,
one soda per month, if that), and we don't eat things like potato chips.
Yeah, it's really messed up because MSG can actually be labeled in many different ways, such as "seasoning" and "natural flavoring: So, even when
you are actively trying to avoid it, you may still be eating it. That is wrong. Whether or not you believe it is harmful to you, it should be clearly
labeled, not hidden. People should have the right to know exactly what they are eating.
Here is a list of many different ways MSG may be labeled... www.truthinlabeling.org...
Similarly, many products that have partially hydrogenated oils claim 0 grams Trans Fat (per serving), which is ridiculous because partially
hydrgenating an oil always results in trans fats. Legally, as long as a food has less than .5% of something, it can claim it doesn't contain any.
Therefor, a food company can manipulate serving sizes in order to be able to claim 0 grams of something, like Trans Fat. So, for example, if a box of
macaroini and cheese is divided into 4 servings on the Nutrition Information, it can have almost 2 grams of trans fat (which is significant) and still
claim it has 0 grams. This isn't just misleading, it is outright lying.