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Nestle Could Lose Huge Market Over Noodle Scare

India seeks damages from multinational for first time

(Newser) - India is seeking damages from Nestle after reports of excess lead in its popular Maggi instant noodles sparked a nationwide recall, Reuters reports. The claim, filed by a government commission that represents consumers, marks the first time India has pursued damages from a multinational corporation. Since early May, several state... More »

Chemist Claims She Cured Daughter's Autism

By wiping MSG from her child's diet

(Newser) - A Bay Area biochemist thinks she's found a sort of autism smoking gun: monosodium glutamate, or MSG. It's a chemical compound almost exclusively connoted with Chinese food, but Katherine Reid points out that it's found in all but 5% of processed food, largely unbeknownst to us: It... More »

Power of Lin? Time Warner, MSG End Blackout

New Yorkers can again watch Knicks, Rangers

(Newser) - New Yorkers with cable can finally watch Jeremy Lin on a regular basis: MSG and Time Warner reached a deal today to end a 48-day impasse, reports the New York Times . It means the Knicks and Rangers will be on TV again. How much of a role did Linsanity play... More »

Not Sweet, nor Salty: 'Umami'

Chefs and Campbell's alike seek coveted, satisfying 'fifth taste'

(Newser) - Humans crave not only salt and sugar, but also a savory, satisfying flavor known as “umami,” the Japanese term for “deliciousness,” the Wall Street Journal reports. Umami (“oo-MA-mee”) describes the taste of stick-to-your-ribs dishes such as chicken soup or Caesar salad with Parmesan cheese... More »

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