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