Many people think MSG is used rarely, namely in Chinese cuisine. The reality is that MSG is in most packaged/processed foods these days. Through a loophole in the labeling laws, it can be under a variety of names, such as 'spices', 'hydrolyzed protein', 'natural flavors', etc. About half of people have some noticeable reaction to MSG, usually neurological-headaches , confusion, etc. For all of us though, MSG makes us want to eat more even when we're full, contributing to obesity. MSG is a potent neurotoxin. I'm wondering how everyone else feels about MSG?