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* Sri Lankan consumers protest against use of MSG in school food
Wed, Jul 9, 2014, 09:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 09, Colombo: A Sri Lankan consumer movement has launched a protest demanding the authorities to ban the flavor enhancer Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG) in food preparations at school cafeterias.

The Alliance for Protecting Consumers' and Farmers' Rights of Sri Lanka held a protest outside the Consumer Affairs Authority today setting forth demands against the use of Mono Sodium Glutamate and sugary and flour foods in school cafeterias.

The protestors demanded the Authority to ban MDG popularly known as Ajinomoto in Sri Lanka since it has been identified as a cancer causing taste enhancer.

They also demanded the implementation of the 2011 circular restricting flour based and sugary food in school cafeterias. They urged the government to introduce a food policy for the cafeterias of the public offices, schools and universities.

The ten demands of the Alliance for Protecting Consumers' and Farmers' Rights included banning of agro chemicals that have been identified as agents causing renal diseases.

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