Carrying an effigy with the bizzare message "Momo kills slowly" written on it, Jammu's BJP legislator Ramesh Arora solemnly marched down street with a dozen followers this morning. The effigy of momo was then burnt with all ceremony.
Mr Arora had first made news with his warnings about momos a couple of weeks ago. That time, he had called it a "health hazard". In the intervening weeks, the danger level of momos appears to have gone up.
Ajinomoto (monosodium glutamate) used in the recipe for making Momos to enhance its taste is harmful to health and can even cause cancer. They have been found to be the root cause of several life-threatening diseases," Mr Arora was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India.
The website on Food Safety Helpline run by the food safety regulator FSSAI says, "It is popularly believed that large doses of MSG can cause headaches, nausea and other feelings of discomfort collectively known as "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome", although controlled studies have failed to identify such symptoms. The USFDA, the premier regulatory body in USA, considers MSG to be "generally recognized as safe".
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