Dangerous Food Around Us
Although this article has been posted for a few weeks, I think it is quite impressive and interesting. Therefore I would like to share with all of you.
Have you ever heard of a food additive which is called MSG, monosodium glutamate? Fear of this additive came about in the 60s, when most people believe MSG is harmful to our bodies. However, little scientific proof against MSG has been shown. Nevertheless, public hysteria has won the battle over scientific logic. And MSG continues to be avoided by health-conscious diners. At the same time, some restaurateurs highly emphasize that their restaurants are" MSG-free" in order to attract more healthy diners.
In fact, MSG is hidden in the majority of processed ingredients, such as oyster sauce, XO sauce and ketchup that are used by every kitchen, even in a five-star hotel! Let’s say normal ketchup costs $10 while an organic one costs $50. For most restaurants that sort of pricing is just not workable. That’s why this may raise a doubt whether the diners can truly enjoy a meal without MSG. Here I will quote what the restaurateurs replied, “All our stocks and broths are homemade without MSG. However, we also buy bottled sauces from outside sources. We have no control over what the manufacturers put in those, and we do not conduct tests to see if they contain MSG.” So isn’t there a contradiction? Do you think that the restaurants are really innocent?
In my point of view, it is impossible for me to believe that all the restaurateurs are innocent. There must be some cunning restaurateurs putting profits in their first consideration instead of customers. After reading this article, one thing that I will bear in mind is not to fully believe what the people claim.