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Aspartame has been renamed and is now being marketed as a natural sweetener

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posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 04:54 AM

Originally posted by righteyered
Sometimes a name says it all. Ajinomoto is Japanese for MSG. With a name like that, I wouldn't expect them to care what chemicals people consume.


You eat a tomato, you're eating MSG in large amounts....

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 05:01 AM
one topic that escapes attention is the use of aspartame in alcohol,

since it turns into wood spirits terpentine when you consume it , basicly make it even more leathal then alcohol all ready is ,

next time you go to a club take notic at thouse who drink aspartame drinks and thouse who dont and look at how they interact with others,

sad part is , usualy you see a fully blasted female who bearlt cant stand on her feet yet alone speak being dragged of by someblock , call it date rape or what you want its still sad.

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 05:05 AM
I think we all know know that hydrogen monoxide presents far more of dietary threat to all of us than aspartame.

On a serious note, we have the power to boycott this company. By 'we' I'm referring to every concerned ATS member.

Let's do it. Please, let's act. Imagine the confidence we'll gain if we were to achieve this. Imagine what else this could lead to. Imagine a people who are self-aware of their influence. We could really turn things around.

How to boycott a company...

Boycotts have been recorded as a practice since the early 1800's, and they are usually done in response to a particular thing that needs to be changed.If you find a practice that is unethical within a company or you hear something that should be changed about an organization that they do not respond to, boycotting is a way of having your voice heard loud and clear!I'll show you how to successfully boycott a company. Doing this can bring about business and social change!

Research. Check your facts and sources with one another to make sure you have the truth. Call the company or organization yourself with questions about the cause or concern that is upsetting you and inspiring you to consider a boycott. Beware and be careful of a company's response as it will often be "PR" fluff. Get the facts, and you are on your way!

Once you realize a boycott is the right thing to do, make the choice and stick with it. Don't buy anything more from the company until they meet the demands and reasons of the boycott. Stop patronizing the business in any form. Make no monetary or personal contribution to it in any way.

Talk the talk. Make your voice heard if you are boycotting a company. It is most effective to use all possible means of communication with a company. Call, e-mail, fax, stop by in person to voice your opinion, post on their online message boards, and send a letter via the post office. The more they hear your truth, the more they are likely to listen.

Spread the word. By writing to the editors of local magazines and newspapers, you will influence the opinions of others. Talk about it to every single one of your family and friends. They will spread the word, and it will spiral. There is significant strength in numbers. Encourage them to do all that is outlined in Step 3.

Make cards or fliers. Hand these out to people who give business to the company you are boycotting. Find out where you can legally stand near the building in the way of their traffic, and target peak hours where you can reach the most people. You want to use your precious time devoted to your cause in the most effective way possible.

Talk to their suppliers and the business who help contribute to their success. Find out if they are aware of the boycott and the reasons behind it. Ask them their opinion. Likely weary and afraid of the boycott themselves, or hopefully a company with a conscience, they will get behind you in your boycott.

Walk the walk. Make no exception to your boycott. Not only can this destroy your voice and credibility in standing up for what you believe in, but the funds keep the company going as though the boycott doesn't matter at all. If they are hit in the pocket books, they will certainly listen to you.


[edit on 13-2-2010 by rexusdiablos]

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 05:19 AM
Doesint surprise me, next theyll be renaming Flouiride as happy juice, Im just glad we have somewhere like ATS to get news like this.

I havint drank anything with aspartame for 4 years, and by God so many things that were wrong with me stopped, fatigue, dizzy spells, severe headaches, blurred vision etc, and now if I take even a little bit, many symptoms come on immedietely, stay the frak away from this stuff guys!

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 05:23 AM
reply to post by Ha`la`tha

gee, put sugar on an ant hill, what happens??

did all the little ants gather round and begin their feast...did they all drop dead????

in our attempt to make us healthier, we have substituted the natural for a bunch of unnatural crap....that is less healthier than what we started with!!!

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 05:26 AM
This remembers me again to the old rome:

They used Lead acetate to make food and drink more sweet. Sure, this was pure toxic, but was is the difference?


You have aspartame everywhere, from this time on never drink a Coke light ?

I never eat this stuff - searching candys with real normal sugar for weeks or months to find them.....

[edit on 13-2-2010 by cushycrux]

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 05:29 AM
BOAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!! I HATE THIS WORLD! Look at this crap #!

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 05:32 AM
reply to post by cushycrux

it's the asmpertame induced hyperactivity in children that they are trying to portray! My kid's pediatrician warned me about that in 1984!

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 05:33 AM
and MORE!!! HELP! They are really sick, read:

What is AminoSweet?

AminoSweet is a low-calorie sweetening ingredient that tastes just like sugar. It is made from two building blocks of protein just like those found naturally in many everyday foods such as meat, fish, cheese, eggs and milk. AminoSweet is digested by the body in exactly the same way as these other protein foods and so does not bring anything new to the diet.

What is the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for AminoSweet?

The average daily intake that is acceptable for aspartame has been set at 40mg per kg of bodyweight. To consume the ADI of aspartame, a person of 70kg would have to drink just over 5 litres of a drink sweetened only with aspartame every day.


I just can't believe this. Seems to be ok to kill people for money...

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 05:37 AM
reply to post by cushycrux

we are all just slaves, get with the program....
you can kill a slave however you want, it's your property!!
but, well, let the slave do something that will kill himself because he wants to do it, well then....
he's endangering his investment!!!
costing him money!!
lowering his prodouctivity!!
hey can't have that!!!
here, don't do that, here's a nice toxic martini that will be better for your health!

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 05:38 AM

Originally posted by cushycrux
BOAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!! I HATE THIS WORLD! Look at this crap #!

THAT PIC MAKES ME FREAKING WANT TO RIP TEH GUTS OUT FO THESE PEOPLE!!!.........ARRGH............okay calm down, we must keep spreading the word!!

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 05:40 AM
Know this?

Aspartame -> Aminosweet -> G.D. Searle & Company -> MONSANTO!

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 05:56 AM
reply to post by expat2368

Too right it should be taken off the market.

Too bad it's worth billions worldwide isn't it.

If they could sell dog crap for billions a year, they'd tell you it was perfectly safe to rub into your eyes everyday!

As long as there are big profits to be made in our 21st century world, morality and safety concerns are hushed up, reports and data are falsified and a lot of bungs change hands on a regular basis.

It's the same for big pharma, as it is for just about every other market sector.

With the economy in the toilet, it's only going to get worse.

[edit on 13/2/2010 by spikey]

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 06:02 AM
reply to post by Outlawstar

the poor little things didn't even have enough brain function left to know that they should put shoes on their feet when they go out on a cold morning!!

probably don't have enough sense to get out of the road when a car's coming through either.

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 06:12 AM
Calm down, please.

Critical Reviews in Toxicology, 2007, Vol. 37, No. 8, Pages 629-727

Aspartame: A Safety Evaluation Based on Current Use Levels, Regulations, and Toxicological and Epidemiological Studies

B. A. Magnuson‌, G. A. Burdock‌, J. Doull‌, R. M. Kroes‌, G. M. Marsh‌, M. W. Pariza‌, P. S. Spencer‌, W. J. Waddell‌, R. Walker‌ and G. M. Williams‌

Burdock Group, Washington, DC, USA
Burdock Group, Vero Beach, Florida, USA
University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
University of Louisville Medical School, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
University of Surrey, Guilford, Great Britain
New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, USA

Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20740, USA

Aspartame is a methyl ester of a dipeptide used as a synthetic nonnutritive sweetener in over 90 countries worldwide in over 6000 products. The purpose of this investigation was to review the scientific literature on the absorption and metabolism, the current consumption levels worldwide, the toxicology, and recent epidemiological studies on aspartame. Current use levels of aspartame, even by high users in special subgroups, remains well below the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European Food Safety Authority established acceptable daily intake levels of 50 and 40 mg/kg bw/day, respectively....

Critical review of all carcinogenicity studies conducted on aspartame found no credible evidence that aspartame is carcinogenic. The data from the extensive investigations into the possibility of neurotoxic effects of aspartame, in general, do not support the hypothesis that aspartame in the human diet will affect nervous system function, learning or behavior. Epidemiological studies on aspartame include several case-control studies and one well-conducted prospective epidemiological study with a large cohort, in which the consumption of aspartame was measured. The studies provide no evidence to support an association between aspartame and cancer in any tissue. The weight of existing evidence is that aspartame is safe at current levels of consumption as a nonnutritive sweetener.

Can someone produce scientific evidence that contradicts this, and shows that aspartame does real harm? Or is this just another conspiracy theory?

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 06:32 AM
reply to post by Astyanax

Methanol and formaldehyde

Approximately 10% of aspartame (by mass) is broken down into methanol in the small intestine. Most of the methanol is absorbed and quickly converted into formaldehyde and then to formic acid.

from wiki

then if one wants to one can read up on Methanol and formaldehyde.

Methanol has a high toxicity in humans. If ingested, as little as 10 mL can cause permanent blindness by destruction of the optic nerve and 30 mL is potentially fatal,[5] although the usual fatal dose is typically 100–125 mL

happy drinking

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 07:00 AM
I had a good pediatrician back in the 80's. real down to earth lady who had the common sense to know that her patients didn't have budgets that incorporate expensive drugs! so, instead of prescribing diaper rash medication for my kid, well, guess what, she prescribed crisco! said it did basically the same thing, and well it always worked!
my pediatrician has common sense....
these scientists that did the study, well, I don't know about them...
I knew the perdiatritian, trusted her, I will go by what she says, thank you. I am 100% sure that she wasn't bought off by the drug companies!

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 07:14 AM
reply to post by zerbot565

Thanks for the contribution, but that isn't good enough. I was asking for peer-reviewed scientific research, not a lay person's opinion based on an encyclopaedia article. The point of my post was to get some solid base of fact on which to found our discussion.

The Wikipedia article you quote clearly states that aspartame is harmless (except to people with a rare genetic disease) in the quantities normally consumed.

In 1987, the U.S. Government Accountability Office concluded that the food additive approval process had been followed properly for aspartame. Aspartame has been found to be safe for human consumption by more than ninety countries worldwide, with FDA officials describing aspartame as "one of the most thoroughly tested and studied food additives the agency has ever approved" and its safety as "clear cut". The weight of existing scientific evidence indicates that aspartame is safe at current levels of consumption as a non-nutritive sweetener.

Are there any scientific studies out there proving that aspartame is harmful to humans in standard doses?

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 07:14 AM
Double post. My apologies.

[edit on 13/2/10 by Astyanax]

posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 07:17 AM
Another good natural sweetner is unprocessed sugar!! Yep, sugar, it comes from plants ya know, lol.

Seriously, all those who go on diets usually go off white sugar onto low-cal artificially sweetened stuff. Forget white sugar.. terrible stuff, but good old Raw Sugar is okay. Just don't have heaps of it in your foods and drinks, etc.

If not then Stevia is good, Honey is better.

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