Archive for ‘Asian American’

May 14, 2013

The Racist Myth of MSG and ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’

China Makes Greater Efforts To Ensure Food Safety During Olympics

From the Knowing Coves:

This is the story of a racist myth that began with a light-hearted letter to the New England Journal of Medicine in 1968 and subsequently exploded in North American culture — in direct opposition to every shred of scientific evidence — becoming so prevalent that credulous eaters buy into it to the point of experiencing its effects on a purely psychosomatic basis. 

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