If you try to get more than enough information on aspartame, you only need to write “aspartame” and browse all the results presented. It is literally will take a week. There’s too much information, research and speculation is in order to fill volumes.
So instead of simply listing through these materials, this article offers a different kind of approach. It focuses on a small part of the debate, and then continues to the end.
Initially, the article focuses on those who keep making sure that it is safe: experts. Experts in government, experts in the field of medicine, people who keep us pats on the head and advising us not to worry, that we believe that if aspartame was dangerous, they say.
The more the subject is investigated, the more skeptical and that it is a start. What was discovered was a concerted effort on the part of those at the highest levels of our government and those at the highest levels of the medical community, to deceive people about the safety of aspartame.
Yes, you read that right :. We have been deceived about the safety of a dangerous product, and all in the name of corporate profits
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Let’s start from the beginning. Aspartame was initially developed by the pharmaceutical company G. D. Searle. However, the company struggled to get his approved by the Food and Drug Administration product, the federal agency responsible for ensuring our food and medications are safe.
Apparently, the substance was tested on monkeys, who subsequently developed brain lesions, tumors and seizures, and even died from it.
For 16 years they were rejected company applications for approval, but persisted in offering their own evidence that their product was safe.
Finally, the FDA asked the Justice Department to prosecute G. D. Searle for submitting fraudulent test data in their efforts to achieve the approved substance. In this regard, a senior FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, once told Congress, “Beyond a shadow of a doubt aspartame causes brain tumors.”
G. D. Searle But then, producer of aspartame, did Donald Rumsfeld, its CEO. When Ronald Reagan took office and Rumsfeld brought with him as part of his transition team, a new FDA commissioner was appointed immediately.
The artificial sweetener made by the company that Donald Rumsfeld was now the chief, over the objections of the scientific board of the FDA, is now approved in one of his first acts of the new FDA commissioner.
Moreover, when it seemed that aspartame could be subsequently approved for use in carbonated beverages, the National Soft Drink Association itself objected, saying it would not be safe because aspartame is very unstable in liquid form and is broken down into inter alia, formaldehyde.
G. D. Searle bought Monsanto and Co. in 1985, and the NutraSweet Company operated as part of Monsanto until 2000, when Monsanto sold to J. W. Childs Equity Partners, where he remains today.
During this time, the FDA has compiled a list of 92 symptoms associated with aspartame consumption, including deafness, blindness, nausea, dizziness, weight gain, and even death. However, aspartame is still present on the market, being more and more products.
According to the Resource Center for aspartame in www.aboutaspartame.com, found in more than 6,000 products worldwide. The site is full of cheerful ARC information on the safety of aspartame, and they even have a section called “Meet the Doctors” which lists the members of your medical advisory board.
Section medical advice, ARC says: “The Medical Advisory Board Aspartame Information Center experts was created to help guide communications center for health professionals and the public about the benefits of aspartame, security and role in a healthy diet.
Members of the board provide advice on current medical science and nutrition, as well as understanding of the tools that meet the needs of health professionals in their work. Your funds cover critical areas of medicine and science, and each has a unique experience in health and nutrition. “
Sounds like they are confused about who they are? What is this “Aspartame Information Center”? I looked: www.aspartame.org. and once again, they also have a long list of “experts” who used to back up their claims that aspartame is safe, including the Calorie Control Council. In fact, the Calorie Control Council owns the site Information Center Aspartame and appears at the bottom of each page that the owner of the copyright.
Aspartame Resource Center offers all kinds of leaves “fact” that can be downloaded, including one called “Direct Answers on aspartame.” It was prepared by the American Dietetic Association and the Calorie Control Council. At the bottom, the fact sheet notes that it has been sponsored by aspartame.org, ie Aspartame Information Center, also known as aspartame Resource Center, also known as Ajinomoto, one of the world’s largest producers of aspartame.
But who is behind the Calorie Control Council Calories? This is your site, so www.caloriecontrol.org says:.. “The Calorie Control Council, established in 1966, represents more than 60 manufacturers and suppliers of low-calorie, low-fat foods and soft drinks, including manufacturers and suppliers of more than a dozen different dietary sweeteners… “
go beyond and see another site connected to the Calorie Control Council, called calories count in www.caloriescount.com, which lists as its sponsors. . . wait. . Ajinomoto, NutraSweet, Splenda and Sweet ‘N Low. You can take a look at your sponsorship page here: http://www.caloriescount.com/support.html.
In summary, the FDA believes that aspartame was dangerous, so it would not approve. However, they changed their minds when the president at that time and his friend Donald Rumsfeld, who just happened to be the head of the company that made aspartame, appointed a new head of the FDA. Miraculously, aspartame was approved, not much later, after 16 years of being rejected.
When we try to find out more about aspartame, we find websites full of comforting information that shows how safe is written by trusted organizations such as the American Dietetic Association, and sponsored by aspartame!
Furthermore, it backtracked again the Resource Center Aspartame and expert medical advisors in order to consult those who were legit, the medical professionals, people who had the scientific knowledge, not to mention connections with both the government agencies that protect our health and the largest medical and health organizations.
started with the first name on the list, and fell into another rabbit hole seems, even now, no end. The first name was C. Wayne Callaway, M. D.
I first went to your website. After the introductory quotation from Hippocrates, you can find all kinds of interesting information there. In fact, very kindly he published all his resume.
1. Wayne Callaway, M. D., received his medical training at Northwestern University, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and Harvard University. He is board certified in internal medicine, clinical nutrition, and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and has held academic positions at Harvard Medical School, Mayo Medical School and George Washington University.
He served as chairman of the Public Information Committee of the American Society of Clinical Nutrition and the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Nutrition, she has been a member of the committee the American heart Association, has been an advisor to the American medical Association.
is working with the Mayo Clinic, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health and Human Services and the USDA; He was an advisor to the US Surgeon General and helped develop dietary guidelines for the USDA.
He has served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, among other medical journals. His publications have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and the International Journal of Obesity, among others.
The separated into place biography tells us that Dr. Callaway their views on nutrition and health are “frequently appear in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal, and as in numerous magazines (Time, Newsweek, US News & World Report, Business Week, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, People, auto, health, prevention, and others). “
He “has offered his views of experts in nutrition at NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, ESPN, and numerous affiliates, and has appeared on the McNeill-Lehrer NewsHour, The Today Show, Good Morning America Phil Donahue, Larry king Live, and other news and talk programs nationwide circulation. “
sounds impressive, until you begin to investigate, as we did. His CV says, “Dr. Callaway is a member of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition.”
Remember, he also served as chairman of Public Information of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition. But in search of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition takes you directly to the American Society for Nutrition, www.nutrition.org.
Publishes the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition “magazine’s most senior reviewed by experts in nutrition and dietetics,” and the Journal of Nutrition, “which provides the latest research on a wide range of issues of vital interest to researchers, students, politicians and all people with an interest in nutrition. ”
If continues to go deeper than the rabbit hole in particular is that the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, also known as the American Society for Nutrition, is based on what they call “support members” which they say, “[provide] corporate financial support for the activities of the society in education / training, scientific programs and professional outreach.” The site says that the maintenance members have “the ability to sponsor educational opportunities, grants and other items.”
Let us now consider some of the support members: Mars. McCormick. Monsanto (of course!). Campbell Soup Company. ConAgra Foods. Dannon.
National Dairy Council. Nestle. Eli Lilly. General Mills. Gerber. GlaxoSmithKline. Kellog. Kraft. PepsiCo. POM Wonderful (manufacturer ingenious juices Granada). Procter & Gamble. Unilever. Wrigley. Wyeth.
In short, do not be confused, Dr. C. Wayne Callaway’s is a recognized expert in nutrition, such an expert, in fact, this testifies before Congress and appears on national television to present their views on food and nutrition.
Their opinions are published nationally, and often. He, a national expert short, and their opinions are taken seriously, and published in respected medical journals. And he claims that aspartame is safe.
And he works and writes for those who are supported by the food industry that uses aspartame. In fact, he is a “medical expert” on the safety of aspartame, one hired by the aspartame industry to go before the mainstream media and tell us how safe is aspartame.
His resume also claims that he consults the following government agencies: the National Insitutes of Health, or NIH; the Department of Health and Human Services; the / National Research Council National Academy of Sciences; the US Congress .; USDA, and, interestingly, the US Postal Service ..
And one that can not be overlooked: the FDA. Their website also lists kindly American Institute of Wine and Food; Mars; Monsanto Corporation; Nabisco, Inc.; the National Dairy Council; Nestle Foundation for Nutrition and Health; Ocean Spray; Parke-Davis; Procter & Gamble; Quaker Oats;
One more! NutraSweet.
Since it may seem incredible, we need to summarize once again: an expert nationally recognized nutrition that says, in his extraordinarily frequent public appearances, that aspartame is safe, is paid by Ajinomoto and NutraSweet, the two largest producers of aspartame, means that aspartame is safe.
I said before that we were being deceived in the name of corporate profits. Where do the profits? It is expected that the US market for artificial sweeteners, aspartame to the head, will be more than $ 3 billion worldwide.
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At the top of the home page to the Central Information aspartame actually one of the two largest producers of aspartame, Ajinomoto, -we see this quote: “Few compounds have withstood such detailed testing and repeated, close scrutiny and the process through which aspartame has gone should provide the public with additional confidence of its safety. “
Administration to the Food and Drug US is attributed ..
And how do we know if a product contains aspartame? As suggested by the Resource Center aspartame, if aspartame appears in the list of ingredients, the product contains aspartame. In fact, the FDA requires that aspartame is in the label.
But we are here to enlighten you :. If a company has not been included, if the label mentions “phenylalanine” at all, which is a component of aspartame, then the product contains aspartame
However, you have to be alert, especially considering the fine print in most ingredient labels. And given the propensity of aspartame to go up when you least expect it, such as in the vitamins that you give your child, or liquid antibiotics, or Metamucil.
Our government and our medical experts are in very deep pockets of the industry that manufactures and sells the dangerous product, and no help should be expected from them. The bottom line is, your vigilance is the only way to prevent inadvertent ingestion of a dangerous product.
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