The Gist

The Telltale Story of MSG

Is monosodium glutamate, often shunned over health concerns, unfairly maligned? We got the ABCs on MSG.

Does this have MSG? ’Cause The Gist loves food with MSG.

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On The Gist, a clear explanation of the many dangers of monosodium glutamate, or MSG. Mike asks Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker to examine the research for a game we call “Is That Bulls–t?” She’s the author of The Confidence Game. For the Spiel, how could the president say that while outside of America?

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