Monday, November 30, 2009

A snapshot of life

Sunday, November 29, 2009
Scottsdale, Arizona
11:00 a.m.

The license tag of a vehicle in front of us at a local stoplight:

Really? That's the "noble cause" you're spending $25 annually on a vanity license plate in order to advocate - the banning of a common food additive that some people admittedly have a sensitivity to, but which is otherwise not harmful in any way, shape or form?

How about just not consuming the product if it isn't for you, but letting other free people decide for themselves whether or not they wish to put it into their bodies?



Andrew said...

I'd just add that MSG is a completely natural food, typically made by fermenting sugar beets or sugar cane molasses.

It was discovered in China or Japan hundreds of years ago, that a certain seaweed broth would enhance the flavor of foods. A Japanese scientist isolated the chemical compound -- an amino acid -- and how to produce it.

Sure, some people have a bad reaction to MSG. Some people also have a bad reaction to peanuts, shellfish or wheat, and no one is calling for bans on those natural products.


Bike Bubba said...

Actually, peanuts and shellfish are increasingly banned in most places....

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of Prop 201 and 206, the smoking bans of 2007. Or fat people suing McDonald's. Stupid. Very stupid.