Stop eating or drinking foods and drinks that contain aspartame!!!!!!! a very harmful substance. Someone told me the other day that aspartame is a genetically modified form of E-coli. I was like "yeah right". Then I looked it up and they were right! Did you know E-coli is poop? I am not being crass. When you ingest asparatame you are literally ingesting poo. I cannot believe this substance is on the market....and I can't belive that many of us drink at least one Diet Coke per day; A can of poo. The list of items containing aspartame includes many things such as; diet sodas and sugar free foods containing Equal, NutraSweet or SweetnLow. A little history of how this "ingredient" made its way onto our supermarket shelves. When aspartame was put before the FDA for approval in 1973, it was denied eight times. G.D. Searle, who was the founder of aspartame, tried repeatedly despite reports from neuroscientist Dr. John Olney and researcher Ann Reynolds, hired by Searle himself, that aspartame was dangerous. Dr. Martha Freeman, a scientist from the FDA Division of Metabolic and Endocrine Products, declared, “the information submitted for review is inadequate to permit a scientific evaluation of clinical safety.” Dr. Martha Freeman further recommended that "until the safety of aspartame was proven, marketing the product should not be permitted." Her recommendations were clearly ignored (since it is everywhere now). Somehow in 1974, Searle managed to get approval to use aspartame in dry foods. Then in 1975, the FDA put together a special group to review Searle’s testing methods. Task force team leader Phillip Brodsky said he “had never seen anything as bad as Searle’s testing and actually called test results, “manipulated.” In 1977, the FDA asked the U.S. attorney’s office to start grand jury proceedings against Searle for “knowingly misrepresenting findings and concealing material facts and making false statements in aspartame safety tests”.
In short, aspartame has been on the market with no regard to our safety and health. It is proven harmful. It becomes increasingly obvious that we must do our own research when it comes to taking care of our bodies. We cannot count on the FDA to protect us.