Peter Kammerer
Peter Kammerer
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Peter Kammerer

‘Chinese kitchens are dirty and MSG is bad for you’: how racism persists in the West, despite evidence to the contrary

  • Peter Kammerer says widespread concern about MSG – despite all evidence – is rooted in distrust of Chinese and shows how easy it is for mistaken ideas to take hold. Racism, like inhibitions about food, is something that has to be unlearned

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Peter Kammerer

Peter Kammerer

Australian-born Peter Kammerer has lived and worked in Hong Kong for more than 30 years, joining the Post in 1988. He is a long-time editorial writer and columnist, as well as a former foreign editor.