Bangkok Post, Opinion, Mar. 15, 2011
Re: Mysterious deaths at a Thai hotel (BP, March 6). Here are some quotes from people who conduct research on monosodium glutamate:
''MSG explains many ailments in many people. Much legend and myth is being passed around about MSG to make it seem innocent. In fact, it can cause many different reactions, in some people fatal.''
"May cause itching, nausea, nervous system and reproductive disorders, high blood pressure.''
''MSG is a highly reactive amino acid. It is used by scientists in studies to purposely cause death to areas of the brain and is fed to rodents to make a strain of obese and pre-diabetic test subjects. MSG is classified as a neurotoxin: too much of it introduced to the brain can cause rapid cell death.''