I thoroughly enjoyed this article about the misinformation revolving around MSG. Here’s the conclusion:
[MSG’s] been weaponized by the food industry to flavor cheap piles of corn and wheat into snacks we down by the fistful, so much so that some scientists and writers have taken to characterizing these high-calorie, low-nutrition foods as addictive substances. MSG is a convenient, and culturally loaded, scapegoat for overindulgence, and a distraction from the real problem: the food system we’ve built to make it easier to produce and consume so many calories that lack everything but flavor.
I love that people put it on their popcorn. I’m going to have to try it!