do you believe that MSG/"vetsin" is really bad for the health?

Philippines
May 31, 2007 3:07am CST
msg - Vetsin in filipino XD
We often hear of the many scares of food additives on our diets these days that we are really confused if vetsin, otherwise known as MSG, is a bane or boon in our daily cooking. Can we do without vetsin or do we continue using it to add flavor to our food?