By Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
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Posted: 27 March 2019

This is in response to the article, "MSG Lurks As A Slow Poison In Common Foods Without Your Knowledge", which may be found at:

This is an excellent article on MSG including lists of the products. The only thing that needs to be added is Dr. Russell Blaylock's book: "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills": The best web site would be Remember the sister to MSG is aspartame and the excitotoxin is aspartic acid, 40% of the molecule. When MSG and aspartame are used together there is an additive and synergistic affect.

Jack Samuels who had the above web site was deathly allergic to MSG and actually sued the FDA. In looking through their files he found that the glutamate people actually used aspartame as a placebo. In l993 Jack Samuels, President of the Truth in Labeling Campaign, was reviewing FDA docket files relating to an FDA study on the safety of amino acids in supplements. In the files, he found a letter dated March 22, l991, from Andrew G. Ebert, PhD, Chairman, International Glutamate Technical Committee-a glutamate industry organization-in which Ebert admitted that aspartame had been used since at least l978 in test and placebo materials that his organization provided to scientists who study the safety of MSG.

A review of studies conducted with the above-referenced test material clearly indicates that some subjects reacted to both MSG test material and placebo material. Scientists conducting such studies concluded that since subjects reacted to both MSG and placebos, their reactions were not from MSG. Even though such logic is highly questionable, we now know that subjects reacted to placebos because of the presence of aspartame, an additive that causes MSG-type responses in MSG-sensitive people. Because of the disclosure of the use of aspartame in placebo material by Jack Samuels, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, in its July l995 report on the safety of MSG in food, concluded that the use of aspartame in placebo materials was inappropriate. Is it still going on today?

Jack Samuels died and his wife believed it was probably MSG in an IV when he was treated in a hospital. She wrote a book about Jack suing the FDA and she can be contacted at

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097

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