Saccharin Was Labeled A Carcinogen In A Bogus 1960s Scam

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In the 1960s, the sweetener industry changed, but not for the better. The only artificial sweetener at that time, saccharin, was sacrificed to make room for a new, more profitable sweetener, NutraSweet/Equal® made from aspartame. Saccharin in Coca Cola® In 1902, Monsanto Chemical Company launched its reputation by manufacturing saccharin, the company’s very first product. From 1903 through 1905, […]

When The Walls Come Tumbling Down Around Monsanto

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Monsanto is having some issues at the moment, and they are long overdue. From National Geographic to Dr. Oz, the known health dangers of many Monsanto products are finally being exposed. Who wins? You, the consumer. Who loses? The Big Corp stockholders and executives; their yearly bonuses are declining. Pepsi® Drops Aspartame In a sudden and very significant […]

Resurrecting The Aspartame US Senate Hearings

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On November 2-3, 1987, the US Senate chamber was sparsely filled, yet it was grossly divided. Senators Edward Kennedy, Howard Metzenbaum, and Orrin Hatch sat behind an empty, polished wooden table, while predominant medical researchers, physicians, and consumer attorneys sat facing them in a hollow gallery; their briefcases overflowing with research documents. Their shiny leather shoes gleamed beneath the tailored cuffs of […]

Don’t Be Sold A Can Of Diet Propaganda

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I have to admit that I fussed with edit after edit before posting my reply to this insane article on upworthy.com because my emotions were running high, and I was all over the map. How much more disappointment can we take reading the continuous propaganda about the supposed safety of aspartame? Not to mention deep sadness at the lack of integrity in the […]

My Latest Podcast On Diet Sweeteners

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  Here is the link to a recent podcast interview with The Makeover Mentor, Danna Demetre. This podcast is longer than usual, but I think it is well worth your time. Listen while you are driving home in traffic or while you’re doing chores, and maybe the time will fly. Danna and I discussed the dangers of […]

Study Shows Aspartame Causes Memory Loss

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New aspartame research is getting some mainstream media attention, and this is resurrecting some of the old research proving the toxic health effects of aspartame – health dangers that were proven over 30 years ago. I think it is fantastic that these new studies are getting some publicity, but I want to know why haven’t the original studies […]

GMO E. coli In Aspartame Has Been Secret Until Now

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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 […]

In The Blink Of An Eye – How Aspartame Can Harm Your Vision

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In 1986, Shannon Roth hired an attorney, assembled a battery of medical doctors, and entered into US Senate offices to share her blinding reaction to aspartame, found exclusively at that time in NutraSweet/Equal®. After the meeting adjourned, one industry attorney referred to her as “Blinky.” Nice guy … Shannon became irreversibly blind in her left eye from […]

Q&A – The Truth About Aspartame Research + Research Links

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Q: I’m emailing because I’ve been doing independent research on aspartame, and much of the data I’m finding related to the subject is showing that there is no causality relationship between aspartame and negative health effects, which is contrary to what you speak of so passionately. I just wanted to get your take on some […]

Advantame® – The Newest Version Of Aspartame – Same Song, Just Another Verse

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The US FDA recently approved the newest version of aspartame – Advantame – a potent vanillin and aspartame-based chemical sweetener from Ajinomoto North America. Aspartame, no matter what it’s called, just won’t go away. Same Song – Another Verse Aspartame has been around since 1965, and it has been marketed in many different ways to […]