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And no, Excitable_Boy, it does say aspartame is poisonous on the labels
Originally posted by Excitable_Boy
Sorry Doc...it most certainly DOES NOT say it is poisonous on the label of any product that contains it....and you say your the expert.
And using analogies like your car is dangerous because you could crash it into a tree is a very poor comparison. That is called an accident. Putting poison in diet products was no accident by the FDA and by the companies that produce these products...it was all done out of GREED!
And you discussed alcohol. Alcohol is quite bad. Do you know how many alcoholics there are in the world today? The numbers are staggering. But alcohol is big business and good luck doing anything about that.
Doc....you need to put the text books down and start learning about what is really going on in the world. Who do you think writes those text books? Who do you think offers grants to the text book writers?
I'm looking at my diet coke can right now. It says, and I quote, "PHENYLKETONURICS:CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE" This is enough to tell you that if they are going to point out a certain ingredient, it's probably not good for you.
So, you are just ignoring alcohol because it's "big business and good luck doing anything about that". That's a bit defeatist, no? You don't think the artificial sweetener industry is "big business"? It seems to me like you just don't WANT to suggest anything bad about alcohol.
It appears that Mr. Bigpapadiaz, the original poster on this thread, along with his colleague Mr. Excitable Boy, trusts the government implicitly to make those decisions for us
But I resent you trying to use your Big Government to tell the rest of us how to run our lives.
My big government?
Just providing information Street. You can do whatever you want with it. Where am I trying to tell you how to run your life? Did you post this on the wrong thread?
Then why use it at all? Why did the FDA approve it? Why are there so many products on the supermarket shelves today that contain poison? Shouldn't our Constitution permit us a life free of poison? Or, at least, free of knowingly being poisoned by our own government? Aren't we afforded some level of safety by the Constitution?
Again, I mentioned a long time ago, that our Consitution is supposed to allow us the right to safety and the right to not be murdered by our own government so that companies like Searle and Monsanto can make billions of trillions of dollars and line the pockets of the politicians they own with millions upon millions.
And I don't consume Aspartame, because it is poison. My health is important to me. I wish the health of the American people was important to our government, but it's not. What IS important to our government is where they can get the next kick back.
But alcohol is big business and good luck doing anything about that. Alcohol is by far more dangerous than marijuana, but marijuana is still illegal, not because it makes you high, but because back in the 40's Monsanto (there's that name again) wanted to produce artificial plastic fibers for POLYESTER and Hemp was going to eat into their profits, so they managed to have their friends in the government make marijuana/hemp illegal because it was a mind altering drug. That's when the propaganda videos came out like "Reefer Madness." White people were told that if their daughters smoked pot it would make them want to have sex with black men...LMAO!
I hate big business. It has kept this country from being a democracy for a long time. It makes billions upon billions while people die. They are in the business of death. I ignore big business....
In this democracy, I'm going to wind up getting what Excitable_Boy and Streets deserve, simply because they outnumbered me.
because some scientists have apparently done some research saying that it's safe. And that is good enough for you.
In this day and age however, I feel that it's prudent to be skeptical of any new chemical or medicine that is created because there is a bad science that we've established ourselves around, and increasing cancer/autism/birth deformities and health abnormalities that are stemming from it.
The same FDA that has approved Acetaminophen and Lipitor and Aspartame will continue to approve these things until we get to the root of the problem.
This science of observing without knowing what underlying chemical processes are taking place is bunk. They show us the metabolic pathways of these substances, but my common sense tells me that our bodies are soup, and that these are just a few of many, many possible different reactions that can take place inside our bodies
Your opinion on the matter still doesn't change the fact that the MP is calling for an emergency ban of Aspartame for his continent, and I'm sure there is some information in his 1,000 page dosier that you might of missed. Give me a break dude. Do you love Diet Sodas that much, or are you just defending your right to make the mistake of drinking them?
The European Food Safety Authority would be reviewing the Italian study as soon as it had full data on it, but an initial review by the UK's expert committee on toxicity had not been convinced by its authors' interpretation of their data. "I am advised that aspartame does not cause cancer," she said, adding that artificial sweeteners also help to control obesity.
Why don't people choose to educate themselves and see that everything about the snack food industry is choked with wrongness, from the factories that pollute our water to the distribution of an unhealthy products, and that it should not exist? Because the powers that be love to constantly remind you that you have every right to indulge.
“… Shouldn't our Constitution permit us a life free of poison? Or, at least, free of knowingly being poisoned by our own government? Aren't we afforded some level of safety by the Constitution? … our Consitution is supposed to allow us the right to safety and the right to not be murdered by our own government so that companies like Searle and Monsanto can make billions of trillions of dollars and line the pockets of the politicians they own with millions upon millions.
Now do you want to government to have the right to tell us how to live our lives, or should those decisions be up to each of us?
You can’t have it both ways.