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Seasoning maker goes from rags to riches
vietnamnews.vn ^

Posted on 04/14/2013 11:51:34 AM PDT by tsowellfan

A previously poor man who built up his seasoning business from scratch is now helping those less fortunate. Tran Trong Trung reports

Sixty-four-year-old Huynh Van Be is well known across the southern province of Dong Thap for his famous seasoning.

He was the pioneer who brought white salt from coastal regions to Dong Thap to process, and set up the successful "Ngoc Yen" brand name in his home town of Thanh B́nh.

The main ingredients for processing his seasoning are sea salt, sugar, garlic, chilli and monosodium glutamate.

His delicious seasoning has been praised by many consumers, particularly when sprinkled over fruit.

Each year, his company sells hundreds of tonnes of seasoning, earning a profit of more than VND1 billion (about US$47,600).

He has recently invested over VND700 million to expand and upgrade his processing plant and equip it with modern machinery to improve quality and increase production to more than 1.2 tonnes per day.

But it wasn't all plain sailing. Be and his family went through years of hardship struggling with the ups and downs of life, and even faced bankruptcy at one point.

"I found myself in this job by chance," he recalls. "In 1998, I tried my hand at raising quails, but I was inexperienced and ended up losing 5,000 birds. That left me with a debt of over VND200 million so we had to sell the house.

"We were on our last legs when my sister in Tay Ninh Province called and suggested I go and make seasoning with her."

While Be worked with his sister and gradually learned the trade, his wife and child took the streets of HCM City to sell the seasoning. Sometimes they were chased away by locals who felt they were intruding and splashed water on the seasoning, leaving the mother and daughter in tears.

But Be refused to give in and promised himself that one day, he would be a success.

He looked for ways to improve the quality of the seasoning, and finally settled on a recipe.

"The only way my product was going to survive was if it was better than the competition. Only then would I find the customers I needed to expand."

Gradually, shops, groceries and fruit markets began to stock his products.

"My wife delivered a dozen kilos a day and at last we felt so happy."

Many stores began to buy in bulk, and it wasn't long before Be's seasoning was available for wholesale in HCM City markets.

After six years of efforts to develop the business in Tay Ninh and HCM City, he decided he had accumulated enough capital and experience to return home and open a plant in Dong Thap.

In 2006, Be opened his own processing facility and named it Ngoc Yen, and started the website www.muoisayngocyen.vn. Since then, their lives have turned a new page.

At first, they produced 30-50kg of seasoning each day.

They then expanded production, equipping the plant with modern equipment such as stainless steel ovens, mixers and 10 exposure frames in accordance with Ministry of Health's standards.

His seasoning has been recognised by the Viet Nam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) as a "Vietnamese product of high quality".

"Over the last five years, production has grown from 40 tonnes in 2007 to 400 tonnes last year. Obviously, the quality and value for money win over customers. I'm very excited because I didn't expect it would be so successful," he says.

His plant now employs 25 local workers, with monthly incomes between VND3.6-5 million each.

Be received the Golden Lotus Cup from VUSTA which voted it the "famous domestic and international brand name" in August 2011.

In September last year, the Viet Nam Food Science and Technology Association and the Viet Nam Food Standards Commission bestowed the title "Vietnamese food for Vietnamese health" on Ngoc Yen seasoning.

Be was granted awards from the Viet Nam Farmers Association, the Viet Nam Business Association and the Dong Thap People's Committee.

Now Be has secured a future for his family, he undertakes a lot of charitable work, spending hundreds of millions of dong each year on social housing and local infrastructure, while taking the time to visit, share and encourage those less fortunate than him.

He has so far contributed over a billion dong to help the poor of Thanh B́nh.

Be is currently collaborating with local donors and leaders of Tran Van Nang High School and Thanh B́nh 1 High School to provide free meals for poor students in the two schools.

"As I have suffered from poverty and hardship, I understand others misery. I am 64 years old now, and if I wait until I become richer to help them, how long will that take? I try to help them based on my ability. I've been doing this work for about five years, and we spent a record VND200 million last year. This year I will spend more."

Provincial People's Committee Chairman Le Minh Hoan commented: "From a poor peasant, with a lot of energy and a strong spirit, he has built a reputable establishment, creating a brand name in the market and jobs for local workers.

"Be is one of the most beautiful lotuses in our Dong Thap – the land of lotus!"

Hoan says Be has proved that anyone, if there is a will, can be a success. — VNS


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I sure do miss hearing these success stories in USA
1 posted on 04/14/2013 11:51:34 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Tran Trong Trung? He goes by “Skippy”.


2 posted on 04/14/2013 11:56:00 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tsowellfan

US $47,600 must be High Cotton there


3 posted on 04/14/2013 12:03:59 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: tsowellfan

So he proudly lists that he uses MSG... That’s the secret to his success.


4 posted on 04/14/2013 12:04:44 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: tsowellfan
what... no fermented fish heads???
5 posted on 04/14/2013 12:05:19 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Cowboy Bob
LOL!

By the way, on the same site:

Your Say

Should Vietnamese people give up dog meat?

Dogs and cats in Western countries are considered as pets and live with humans as friends or companions. However, in many countries such as China, South Korea and Viet Nam, dog meat is readily consumed and is cooked in various dishes. Vietnamese people, especially in the northern region enjoy this food.

6 posted on 04/14/2013 12:08:09 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan

> and monosodium glutamate

What is MSG? Is it bad for you?

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/monosodium-glutamate/AN01251


7 posted on 04/14/2013 12:10:57 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: tsowellfan

There’s actually a lot of gung-ho small-scale entrepreneurs out there. Leah, for example, makes wool products on old-world American machines that she services and repairs herself. That is, not just vintage but 100yr old, that sometimes a blacksmith has to make new parts for.

And she’s a handgunner. Springfield 1911.

http://americancountrygirl.wordpress.com/


8 posted on 04/14/2013 12:11:27 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Chode
what... no fermented fish heads???


9 posted on 04/14/2013 12:12:54 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: tsowellfan

“However, in many countries such as China, South Korea and Viet Nam, dog meat is readily consumed and is cooked in various dishes. Vietnamese people, especially in the northern region enjoy this food.”

So does the canine connoisseur currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


10 posted on 04/14/2013 12:14:24 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: tsowellfan

With all the regulations and taxes he would have never been able to start it here.


11 posted on 04/14/2013 12:20:41 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Jyotishi
What is MSG? Is it bad for you?

Glutamate - Umami

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umami

Umami /uːˈmɑːmi/, a savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes, together with sweet, sour, bitter and salty. A loanword from the Japanese (うま味?), umami can be translated "pleasant savory taste". This particular writing was chosen by Professor Kikunae Ikeda from umai (うまい) "delicious" and mi (味) "taste". The kanji 旨味 are used for a more general meaning to describe a food as delicious. The human tongue has receptors for L-glutamate, which is the source of umami flavor. For that reason, scientists consider umami to be distinct from saltiness.

12 posted on 04/14/2013 12:21:06 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge
wonderful, now i'll have THAT in my head for the next couple hours... haven't heard that in ages
13 posted on 04/14/2013 12:22:04 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: HangnJudge

And he only had to sell 400 tons of the crap to rake in that 47k!


14 posted on 04/14/2013 12:28:04 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Chode
wonderful, now i’ll have THAT in my head for the next couple hours...

Now to completely ruin your day...

Fish heads, fish heads,
Rolly-polly fish heads,
Fish heads, fish heads,
Eat them up, yum!

In the morning,
Laughing happy fish heads,
In the evening,
Floating in the soup!

Ask a fish head
Anything you want to,
They won't answer,
They can't talk!

I took a fish head
Out to see a movie,
Didn't have to pay
To get it in!

They can't play baseball,
They don't wear sweaters,
They're not good dancers,
They don't play drums!

Rolly-polly fish heads
Are never seen drinking cappicino
In Italian resturaunts,
With Oriental women, yeah!

15 posted on 04/14/2013 12:31:35 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

MSG: Is This Silent Killer Lurking in Your Kitchen Cabinets

April 21, 2009

by Dr. Mercola

A widespread and silent killer that’s worse for your health than alcohol, nicotine and many drugs is likely lurking in your kitchen cabinets right now....

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/04/21/msg-is-this-silent-killer-lurking-in-your-kitchen-cabinets.aspx


16 posted on 04/14/2013 12:37:14 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: tsowellfan
A capitalist entrepreneur in Hanoi striking it rich...while Democrats shove communism down our throats and make us all poor.

Had to laugh at this: Provincial People's Committee Chairman Le Minh Hoan commented: "From a poor peasant, with a lot of energy and a strong spirit, he has built a reputable establishment, creating a brand name in the market and jobs for local workers." Commie chairman Le congratulating the rich entrepreneur! While on our shores the Communist in Chief excoriates hard work, success and wealth.

To top it off, the American who collaborated with the Communists in Viet Nam at the end of the war is now having to use diplomacy against the communists in NORK.

The world is turned upside down.

17 posted on 04/14/2013 12:37:38 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: tsowellfan
Provincial People's Committee Chairman Le Minh Hoan commented: "From a poor peasant, with a lot of energy and a strong spirit, he has built a reputable establishment, creating a brand name in the market and jobs for local workers.

Strange words from a Communist People’s Committee member: establishment, market and brand name.

Communism isn’t what it used to be.

What would the ONE say if is saw this? I shudder to think.

18 posted on 04/14/2013 12:45:17 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Jyotishi

I have never heard of anyone who died from MSG. They sure destroyed Chinese take-out since they were forced to remove it. I sure hope Bloomberg doesn’t hear about this.


19 posted on 04/14/2013 12:47:55 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Jyotishi

Most humans’ first encounter with umami is breast milk.
It contains roughly the same amount of umami as broths.

It can’t be too bad for you...


20 posted on 04/14/2013 12:55:23 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge
gaaaahhhhhh...
21 posted on 04/14/2013 12:59:49 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: donhunt

People allergic to MSG exhibit severe symptoms that mimic a heart attack. I know this, first hand.

It passes in a couple of hours, depends on how much I eat. A handful of Doritos? No sweat. However, I ran into a restaurant that spiked their drinks with it not too long ago...man, I thought I was going drop dead.

No reason for you not to eat it, though. Enjoy!!


22 posted on 04/14/2013 1:02:03 PM PDT by wbill
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To: tsowellfan

In America he’d be being ripped on for paying workers so low, no healthcare for them, not keeping every single rule and regulation, some would say his products are not healthy, it would be a totally adversarial relationship at every step. Then Obama would come by and tell him he didn’t build that business up. And that he’s not paying his fair share. And probably wouldn’t get permission to expand the plant.


23 posted on 04/14/2013 1:02:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: HangnJudge

> Most humans’ first encounter with umami is breast milk....

Do you have a source that you could cite that shows that human breast milk contains MSG? Thanks.


24 posted on 04/14/2013 1:02:12 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: donhunt
MSG causes me to have rapid irregular heartbeats, arrythmias. My cardiologist advised me to avoid MSG at all costs because it could cause me to have a stroke. If I do have a stroke, for any reason, I have asked to Lord to take me because I don't want to live like that.
25 posted on 04/14/2013 1:04:32 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: donhunt

Death by MSG

For years, we have believed that a number of people have died from ingestion of processed free glutamic acid (MSG).  In fact, we have received four reports of MSG-induced death, and a number of reports of near death episodes.

Years ago, the Truth in Labeling Campaign became aware of the fact that dogs, which are eaten in some parts of the Philippines, were sometimes killed by feeding them buns laced with vetsin (monosodium glutamate).

Following is an article that clearly establishes that ingestion of MSG can lead to death in humans.

Daily Star
Electronic Edition
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Bacolod City, Philippines
(http://www.visayandailystar.com/2006/March/16/topstory7.htm)

Article continues here:

http://www.truthinlabeling.org/suicide-by-MSG.html


26 posted on 04/14/2013 1:06:21 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Chode
gaaaahhhhhh...

And... My Favorite

Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to
leave because I'd go berserk?? Well...
You left me anyhow and then the days got worse and worse and now you see
I've gone completely out of my mind.. And..

They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa
To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be
happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're
coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!!!

You thought it was a joke and so you laughed, you laughed when I had said
that loosing you would make me flip my lid.. RIGHT???
I know you laughed, I heard you laugh, you laughed you laughed and
laughed and then you left, but now you know I'm utterly mad... And..

They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa,
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa.
To the happy home. With trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket
weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes and they're
coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!

I cooked your food, I cleaned your house, and this is how you pay me back
for all my kind unselfish loving deeds.. Huh??
Well you just wait, they'll find you yet and when they do they'll put you
in the ASPCA, you mangy mutt!!! And...

27 posted on 04/14/2013 1:07:30 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Jyotishi
Do you have a source that you could cite that shows that human breast milk contains MSG? Thanks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umami

^ Agostini C, Carratu B, Riva E, Sanzini E (August 2000). "Free amino acid content in standard infant formulas: comparison with human milk". Journal of the American College of Nutrition 19 (4): 434–438. PMID 10963461 .

28 posted on 04/14/2013 1:12:24 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Cowboy Bob

MSG causes...Headache
Flushing
Sweating
Facial pressure or tightness
Numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck and other areas
Rapid, fluttering heartbeats (heart palpitations)
Chest pain
Nausea
Weakness
...other then that, it’s great stuff!


29 posted on 04/14/2013 1:12:39 PM PDT by albie (s)
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To: HangnJudge
please... make it stop!!!
30 posted on 04/14/2013 1:14:20 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tsowellfan

MSG? He’d have been sued into the stone age by now if this was in the US.


31 posted on 04/14/2013 1:21:23 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: HangnJudge

“umami” describes a taste, but the concern is with the chemical properties and effects of MSG on humans, which others have cited as harmful.

“...the term umami was recognized as the scientific term to describe the taste of glutamates and nucleotides at the first Umami International Symposium in Hawaii.[7] Umami represents the taste of the amino acid L-glutamate and 5’-ribonucleotides such as guanosine monophosphate (GMP) and inosine monophosphate (IMP).[8]”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umami


32 posted on 04/14/2013 1:24:54 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Chode
please... make it stop!!!

"Ha-cha-cha-chaaaaaaa!", "I got a million of 'em"

33 posted on 04/14/2013 1:27:10 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

I´ve lived in apartments, I´ve lived in a home
I travelled in trailers when I used to roam
But now in these places you won´t have me dead
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

I do what I want to, no worries, no care
If anyone bugs me I climb up my stairs
Way up to a level where I feel no threat
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

If you´re trying something, I couldn´t care less
I don´t rush for busses and trains are a mess
There´s no one to care for, I don´t need a bed
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

I like how I´m living, I´m nobody´s slave
My head´s above water, so don´t make a wave
There are no doors to lock and no dogs to be fed
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

Now why should I move when the neighborhood´s right?
No taxes to pay and no landlord to fight
Now I call this living, what´s more, like I said
´cause Im happy I live in a split-level head

Now you keep your ulcers, your ills, and what, too
You sure couldn´t have them and live like I do
You think I hace problems, but you do instead
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

I live with two people, I like both of them
He likes both of me and I like both of him
They´re my alter-ego and to them I´m wed
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head

There´s no simple status in my neighborhood
And that kind of thinking, I think it´s so good
And I don´t take the lead when I like to be led
´Cause I´m happy I live in a split-level head


34 posted on 04/14/2013 1:29:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: HangnJudge
OMG... haven't heard that in a coons age
35 posted on 04/14/2013 1:30:00 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tsowellfan

He’s selling neurotoxic MSG, which makes people crave the next bite. I like his success story but he’s selling poison.


36 posted on 04/14/2013 1:30:06 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Jyotishi

From the referenced article

http://intl.jacn.org/content/19/4/434.short

Results: In human milk glutamic acid plus glutamine and taurine were the prevalent amino acids, accounting for around 50% total FAA. In the analysed formulas the total FAA fraction was 10% or even less than in human milk, mostly represented by taurine, while methionine was high in soy formula. The sum of glutamic acid and glutamine in all the formulas was much lower than in human milk.

Conclusions: Breastfed infants are supplied with FAA, mainly glutamic acid and glutamine, compared to formula-fed counterparts. The different FAA intake might be the origin of some functional differences at the enteral level between breast- and formula-fed infants.


37 posted on 04/14/2013 1:33:29 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Cyber Liberty

Now that is just wrong
Mommy make it go away...


38 posted on 04/14/2013 1:35:22 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: donhunt

I haven’t died from it; I’ve wished to die a few times. MSG causes extreme migraines in me so I try my best or avoid it by eating mostly at home and perusing every ingredient (MSG hides under many euphemisms, even under the ingredient “spice.” ) and only eating out where I have successfully eaten before, or choosing very carefully from the menu. And asking the waiter and manager.

MSG doesn’t kill you outright, not even make you puke all night. It just makes you like the taste of your food, then cumulatively negatively affect your brain. Enough of it in your life and you end your days with alzheimers, Parkinson’s, Lou gehrig’s, and other brain inflictions. It’s a neurotoxin, so it’s insidious. And most people not react to it or even know they are ingesting it.

For instance, EVERY* soup or broth sold in any store contains it. Every single one, including the ones that say NO MSG on the front. They just call it one of its many other names, including “spices.”

* there is one organic vegetable broth at whole foods that doesn’t contain it. However, it tastes like colored water. You could throw some old veggies from your fridge into a pot of water and create a better vegetable broth in 20 minutes.


39 posted on 04/14/2013 1:37:33 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: HangnJudge

Thanks. An excerpt from your post: “Breastfed infants are supplied with FAA, mainly glutamic acid and glutamine,...”

But does it say that monosodium glutamate (MSG) have the same chemical properties and effects on humans as do glutamic acid and glutamine?


40 posted on 04/14/2013 1:41:30 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Pontiac
Communism isn’t what it used to be.

Nope. *sigh* Neither is American "capitalism"...

41 posted on 04/14/2013 1:47:10 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Jyotishi

mono-sodium glutamate is just the sodium salt of glutamate
It dissociates near instantaneously in aqueous solution

42 posted on 04/14/2013 1:52:40 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Yaelle

Doubtless there will be someone along shortly to tell you you are wrong, not to believe your own experience, that MSG is utterly harmless, just like aspartame...


43 posted on 04/14/2013 1:59:34 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: HangnJudge

Yet many studies show MSG to be harmful — one of many citations:

Endocrinology. 1984 Jul;115(1):267-72.

Increased responsiveness of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis after neurotoxin-induced hypothalamic denervation.

Spinedi E, Johnston C, Negro-Vilar A.

Abstract

Neonatal treatment with monosodium glutamate (MSG) induces severe neuronal damage in selected brain areas, which in turn results in a number of neuroendocrine abnormalities during adult life. The present study was designed to determine what effects this partial and selective denervation of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis may have on the sensitivity of two key components of that axis, the median eminence (ME) and the anterior pituitary (AP). In order to test any changes in response that may occur after MSG treatment, the release of several peptide hormones from either the ME or the AP was evaluated in vitro, employing specific or general secretagogues....

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6145582


44 posted on 04/14/2013 2:08:23 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Yaelle

See my post #25. It doesn’t bother everyone at least not so that they notice but it does bother some of us a lot!


45 posted on 04/14/2013 2:20:49 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: null and void

My thoughts as well.

It is sad that we have come this isn’t it?


46 posted on 04/14/2013 2:31:22 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: tsowellfan

He didn’t build that.

Elizabeth Warren did.


47 posted on 04/14/2013 2:32:48 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Jyotishi
A wide array of agents dysfunctionally modulate the Hypothalamic-Pitutary-Adrenal Axis
Many on this site would get their panties in a twist if a few of them were banned were banned

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016561471000074X

Addictive drugs (opiates, ethanol, cannabinoids (CBs), nicotine, cocaine, amphetamines) induce activation of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis, with the subsequent release of adrenocorticotropic hormone and glucocorticoids. The sequence of events leading to HPA activation appears to start within the brain, suggesting that activation is not secondary to peripheral homeostatic alterations. The precise neurochemical mechanisms and brain pathways involved are markedly dependent on the particular drug, although it is assumed that information eventually converges into the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN). Whereas some drugs may act on the hypothalamus or directly within PVN neurons (i.e. ethanol), others exert their primary action outside the PVN (i.e. CBs, nicotine, cocaine). Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) has a critical role in most cases, but the changes in c-fos and CRH gene expression in the PVN also reveal differences among drugs. More studies are needed to understand how addictive drugs act on this important neuroendocrine system and their functional consequences.

48 posted on 04/14/2013 3:04:50 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Jyotishi
Yet many studies show MSG to be harmful

Rat model,
I suspect the dosage applied was well above common exposures
But I will think on this

49 posted on 04/14/2013 3:08:51 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: tsowellfan

Found this about the exchange rate of the dong;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_dong


50 posted on 04/14/2013 3:11:19 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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