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An article of interest to those who might be sensitive to AuxiGro is excerpted below from http://truthinlabeling.org/IVhistoryOfUse.html without alteration:
"AuxiGro contained more awful ingredients than the "L-glutamic acid" -- the neurotoxic, endocrine disrupter that can cause adverse reactions such as asthma, migraine headache, heart irregularities, and seizures in people who were sensitive to it. AuxiGro, we learned from government documents, contains hydrolyzed casein (milk) protein, a substance known to have caused the death of milk-sensitive children who consumed minute quantities of milk protein hidden in processed food. AuxiGro, we learned from other government documents, also contains carcinogens.
On February 22, 2001, we formally requested that the CDPR not license AuxiGro for use in the State of California as a plant growth regulator (PGR). We have subsequently made a number of similar requests. To our knowledge, no application to the State of California for approval of a particular use of AuxiGro has ever been turned down. Last time we inquired, AuxiGro had been approved for use on ALMONDS, APRICOTS, CANTALOUPES, CHERRIES, GRAPES, GRAPES (ALL OR UNSPECIFIED), GRAPES, WINE, MELONS, NECTARINES, ONION (DRY, SPANISH, WHITE, PEACHES, PLUMS (INCLUDES WILD PLUMS), PRUNES, TOMATOES, TOMATOES FOR PROCESSING and WATERMELONS.
On July 9, 2004, California proposed to also allow cole crops to be sprayed with MSG. Cole crops include BROCCOLI, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER, KALE, COLLARDS, TURNIPS, RUTABAGA, MUSTARD, WATERCRESS, and KOHLRABI.
7. Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, (1983.) s.v. "Flavor enhancers and potentiators." pp 1211-1212. 8. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 3rd Edition, Volume 2. New York: Wiley, 1978. pp 410-421. 9. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology Fourth Edition (Wiley, 1992) pp 571-579. 10. U.S. Patent #5,573,945. Mutant and method for producing L-glutamic acid by fermentation. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Tokyo, JP). November 12, 1996. 11. Leung, A. and Foster, S. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics. New York: Wiley, 1996. pp 373-375."
I think you misunderstood why this was tagged. Auxigro is covered by several patents, and it's not clear to me why this one was singled out. Primary sources like this are discouraged precisely because it's hard to appropriately establish WP:WEIGHT with them. Cool Hand Luke 20:38, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
- I see the problem. Now at least the two relevant patents from Kinnersley et al. are included. Icek 22:24, 22 July 2007 (UTC)