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PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in the U.S. in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.
Pepsi is replacing aspartame in its Diet Pepsi with sucralose for the U.S. market. (PepsiCo)
No changes are planned to any cola beverages in Canada at this time, Sandy Lyver, corporate communications manager for PepsiCo Beverages Canada, wrote Friday in an email to the Canadian Press. The fourth ingredient listed on Diet Pepsi in Canada is aspartame.
originally posted by: w8tn4it
It only took a decade, but we made a difference
Wow! I guess it does take time for changes to happen, a decade is a little slow for my taste. But the numbers finally broke the camel's back. ( PROFITS-NOT PEOPLE ) Hit 'em where it hurts, their wallets, gets 'em every time. Aspartame conspiracists will be rejoicing, I am. Now, if we can get it out of the rest of the food chain ....maybe quicker this time?
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: w8tn4it
That's great! The bastards are replacing the most dangerous artificial sweetener with a cocktail containing the second and third most dangerous! Viva progress
Sucralose is made from applying chlorine to sugar and using the effluent as a sweetner. Fun fact: The chemical bond of chlorine in sucralose is a trichlorine bond with a hydroxyl. DDT is a trichlorine bond with a benzene. The mechanism by which DDT kills insects is by leeching any sodium atoms out of the cellular structure of the organism, forming salt and an acidic oil... there's a belief that sucralose's chlorine component could opperate the same way, only forming a salt and an alcohol, but with the same end result of cellular breakdown.
Acesulfame contains methylene chloride, which is a known carcinogen along with being a component responsible for liver failure and kidney function impairment.
Keep poisoning yourselves, humanity!
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