But we people are so unaware / lethargic to be frank.
This MSG is also called as Ajinomoto. Which is widely used across India in most of the foods in many hotels and processed foods like noodles.
Last time when you ate fried rice, you consumed the same MSG for which Maggi is banned now.
On 2005 itself a gentleman called #DEEPANKAR #GANGULY wrote about MSG on a Kolkata newspaper The Telegraph.
That article was just an example, many newspapers media might have wrote about MSG. But what is the use when they gave voice and the govt. or #FSSAI not listening to it?
When you know some ingredient is harmful.. why it is given permission under permissible limits? It is insane to trust business-minded world. Are they going to check every time when a cook sprinkles a handful of ajinomoto on the food which children gonna eat? NO.
Now it is up to the GOVT and FSSAI to #BANajinomoto completely.
Here is the article published on The Telegraph before 10 years
“Think twice before you treat your child to a meal of chowmein and chilli chicken. It could impair his mental growth. A snack of potato chips is just as dangerous.
‘Fast food, like rolls, potato chips and chowmein, contain a harmful, taste-enhancing chemical called monosodium glutamate, popularly known as ajinomoto. Unless checked, the effects of this chemical will be more widespread than smoking, since the consumers of fast food outnumber smokers,’ warned Iva Bhattacharya, senior dietician in the state health department and wife of the mayor.
The nutrition division of the department is planning to organise an awareness campaign on the ill-effects of ajinomoto. It also has plans to pressure the state government for a law against use of ajinomoto in food.
Countries like China and Japan have banned the use of ajinomoto in eatables, but the chemical is still indiscriminately used in almost all fast food preparations available in Calcutta, from chanachur to soup.
‘Unfortunately, most parents are not aware of the harm they’re doing to their child by giving them food containing ajinomoto,’ added Bhattacharya.
‘There are other problems as well with fast food. For example, preparation of potato chips involves heating of oil above 400 degrees Centigrade. The high temperature decomposes fatty acids in potatoes. This impairs elasticity of blood vessels and raises blood pressure,’ she said.
According to doctors, Ajinomoto is not only detrimental to the development of brain cells, but is also carcinogenic. It takes around seven to eight years for the harmful effects of the chemical to manifest in children.” – Credits : The Telegraph, Kolkata
However, Ajinimoto is keen on starting it’s own manufacturing unit in India and seeking to access one of the biggest market place in the world. Will India Ban Ajinomoto? or will our government try to risk our lives. We have to wait and watch.