GMO E. coli In Aspartame Has Been Secret Until Now

An Asian girl with her hand in front of her mouth keeping a secret.

E. coli in aspartame? And genetically engineered bacteria, at that? Genetically engineered bacteria used to produce aspartame has stayed secret until now. In the lab, E. coli is used to produce phenylalanine (any and all phenylalanine), and phenylalanine makes up 50% of aspartame. Monsanto claims there is no modified DNA in the finished product, and insists that it […]