your “science” is like the science of creationism, or, at best, climate-science denialism. that you would call me “full of shit” (and anyone who says they have MSG headaches too!) rather than “mistaken” shows your intellectual limitations. what do I have to gain by calling out the effects of MSG? More to the point what do you and your ilk have to gain by calling it harmless?
Was this article abetted by the MSG/preservatives/chemical lobby? What’s up next: “DDT: the lie behind Silent Spring.” “Agent Orange: Safe as OJ.” There is no doubt that I am sensitive to large quantities of MSG in that it produces headaches and extreme thirst. Some people I know have a similar reaction, others have none at all. Any knowledgeable MD will verify that some people get MSG headaches. The main source for this opinion piece, David Chang, is a notorious hack who will tell reporters anything they want to hear—and the last time I looked, he’s not a doctor. But, hey, its legal, by all means gorge on it at Momofuku, bathe in it when you get home, down it by the table spoon for a midnight snack (btw, did you ever finish that MSG bomb of yours?) but don’t tell people their bodies’ reaction to it is placebo driven. (A concept which you don’t seem to understand.)