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article imageMIA Investigates Aspartame & The FDA - A Toxic Tale

By RobotGod     Mar 30, 2007 in Health
This sweetener is marketed under a number of trademark names, such as Equal, NutraSweet, and Canderel, and is an ingredient of approximately 6,000 consumer foods and beverages sold worldwide.
The ingredients in aspartame are aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methyl
alcohol. Methyl alcohol is a chemical that breaks down in high
temperatures and turns into formaldehyde and DKP (diketopiperazine), two
chemicals known to cause problems in the nervous system. Aspartame's life
is 262 days at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, or 25 degrees Celsius. The FDA gets more complaints about aspartame than any other food or drink. The
symptoms of aspartame are a lot like the symptoms of multiple sclerosis
and Alzheimer's disease. Ever since aspartame was approved in l985, there
has been an increase in brain tumors. There is no direct proof that
aspartame caused the brain tumors, but there is enough reason to suspect
that, and the television show, "60 Minutes" recently did a report linking
the increase in brain cancer to aspartame use.
Basically they use Aspartame because it is roughly 180 times sweeter than sugar in typical concentrations without the high energy value. But for years it has been very controversial. There have been many investigations into connections between Aspartame and Brain tumors and lesions as well as lymphoma.
1995 was about the time the controversy began...75% of all reports of adverse reactions to food (The entire food supply mind you)were tied to the artificial sweetener.
Some studies have found no adverse effects, while others have found bad effects..But as is so often the case, one has to take into account WHO is doing the study and what their agenda is.
I won't get into all of the chemical processes and scientific mumbo jumbo, but people have to realise that this is not just used in Sodas and Diet Sodas. It is in MANY food items. Many chewing gums for instance...Some yogurts, Flintstones vitamins...on and on...
It contains 10% methanol and converts to formaldehyde. Now, some say that the numbers that we are talking about is safe. I don't think so...
According to documents, in 1981, the Dept. Of Health & Human services
withdrew approval for Aspartame, condemning carcinogens in food substances. One Dr. Hayes, the FDA commissioner appointed by Ronald Regan (interestingly enough, also a friend of the inventor of aspartame) ignored all of the findings and ignored the FDA's own testimony as well as the Bressler report and approved Aspartame for human consumption.
Despite more protests it was approved 2 years later for use in drinks...
Which brings us to Jennifer Cohen...An 11 year old at the time...She conducted an experiment that proved that aspartame breaks
down into two deadly neurotoxins when stored at room temperature and under refrigeration. The link is provided below.
Adrian Gross, the FDA's own toxicologist, told congress in no uncertain terms that it causes brain cancer. The effects of Aspartame are very well documented by the FDA themselves...Under the Freedom of Info act, in 1995, they were forced to release a list of ninety-two aspartame symptoms reported by thousands of victims.
Here's the kicker...A real "Evil that men do" kinda cap on this article...FDA commisioner Hayes ignored the negative effects of the drug(It is a drug as it interacts with other ingredients and alters)and approved it for dry goods...Searle invented it...Guess who the CEO of Searle Laboratories was in 1985....Donald Rumsfeld...who said that he would "call in his markers" to get aspartame approved...(recorded in the Congressional Record)
When you dig deeper you always find that todays villains were involved and "opening doors" and such..
Some good news...New Mexico is taking steps to ban the additive. Let's hope they are succesful...
For so long alot of us have known about this kind of thing...It is time we started changing things...So do your homework...Get informed...And be careful...
That isn't even the whole story...That would be novel length...
Sources:
http://www.dorway.com/indexnew.html
www.dorway.com/bressler.txt
EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT STORAGE TEMPERATURES ON THE TASTE AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF DIET COKE
http://www.sweetpoison.com/articles/0207/banning_aspartame_in_new_1.html
DONALD RUMSFELD AND ASPARTAME
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