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How Aspartame became legal

May 30, 2013

From Norfolk Genetic Information Network (Taken from Welcome to the Spin Machine by Michael Manville http://www.freezerbox.com/archive/2001/04/biotech/ http://www.freezerbox.com/ )

In 1985 Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle, the chemical company that held the patent to aspartame, the active ingredient in NutraSweet. Monsanto was apparently untroubled by aspartame’s clouded past, including a 1980 FDA Board of Inquiry, comprised of three independent scientists, which confirmed that it “might induce brain tumors.”

The FDA had actually banned aspartame based on this finding, only to have Searle Chairman Donald Rumsfeld (currently the Secretary of Defense) vow to “call in his markers,” to get it approved.

On January 21, 1981, the day after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, Searle re-applied to the FDA for approval to use aspartame in food sweetener, and Reagan’s new FDA commissioner, Arthur Hayes Hull, Jr., appointed a 5-person Scientific Commission to review the board of inquiry’s decision.

It soon became clear that the panel would uphold the ban by a 3-2 decision, but Hull then installed a sixth member on the commission, and the vote became deadlocked. He then personally broke the tie in aspartame’s favor. Hull later left the FDA under allegations of impropriety, served briefly as Provost at New York Medical College, and then took a position with Burston-Marsteller, the chief public relations firm for both Monsanto and GD Searle. Since that time he has never spoken publicly about aspartame.

Diet Drinks Stink!

May 29, 2013

Diet soda may be a popular drink alternative for those looking to cut back on calories, but heavy consumption of these beverages could wreak havoc on a person’s teeth.

According to a new study published in the journal General Dentistry, constant exposure to the citric and phosphoric acid in soda – without proper dental hygiene – can be just as damaging to teeth as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, Health Day news reported.

“You look at it side-to-side with ‘meth mouth’ or ‘coke mouth,’ it is startling to see the intensity and extent of damage more or less the same,” Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny, a professor of restorative dentistry at the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, told Health Day News.

According to Bassiouny, methamphetamine and crack cocaine are highly acidic, just like diet soda.

The study referenced a woman in her 30s who drank 2 liters of diet soda every day for three to five years. When her teeth were compared to a 29-year-old methamphetamine addict and a 51-year-old crack cocaine user, the levels of tooth rot and decay were very similar. The woman also admitted she had not seen a dentist in many years.

Bassiouny said her teeth had been destroyed by erosion, becoming soft and discolored. She ultimately had to have all of her teeth removed and replaced with dentures.

“None of the teeth affected by erosion were salvageable,” Bassiouny said.

Both the meth addict and crack cocaine users had to have all of their teeth removed as well. According to Health Day News, these drugs also reduce the amount of saliva in the mouth, making it difficult for the acids to wash away.

While the results may seem staggering, representatives for the American Beverage Association argue that it’s unlikely soda was the single culprit for the woman’s tooth decay.

“The woman referenced in this article did not receive dental health services for more than 20 years — two-thirds of her life,” the American Beverage Association said in a statement. “To single out diet soda consumption as the unique factor in her tooth decay and erosion — and to compare it to that from illicit drug use — is irresponsible.”

Aspartame sweetener not safe for human health

January 10, 2013

AFP – The EU’s food safety agency on Tuesday launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion regarding the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame.

“All stakeholders and interested parties are invited to comment on the draft opinion through the online public consultation by 15 February 2013,” the European Food Safety Agency said in a statement.

Is your artificial sweetener toxic?

February 3, 2012

The immense health danger posed by the deadly excitotoxin aspartame/
Aspartame reactions very serious and include seizures and death

Is Aspartame Killing Glenn Beck? – Part ONE of THREE

October 11, 2010

Is Aspartame killing Glenn Beck?

Is Aspartame Killing Glenn Beck? – Part TWO of THREE

October 11, 2010

Is Aspartame Killing Glenn Beck?

Bret Michaels choosing fame over fatherhood

May 30, 2010

Bret Michaels choosing fame over fatherhood

Bret Michaels’ Snapple Trop-A-Rocka Tea sweetened with dangerous Aspartame

May 27, 2010

Snapple Trop-A-Rocka Tea sweetened with Aspartame

Food News to ruin your appetite

May 15, 2010

Food News to add to the other stuff you already worry about

Water makes you fat?

March 28, 2010

Water can make you fat!

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