As the public becomes more and more health conscious, they are beginning to change their views on aspartame. It must be a substantial financial hit to manufactures because they are now changing the name on labels to “AminoSweet.” It seems as though the manufacturing gaint, Ajinomoto, the maker of aspartame, is attempting to trick the public into consuming more of their product with a simple name change.
Aspartame was originally introduced in Europe over 25 years ago. It can now be found in everything from chewing gum, to soda, to cakes, desserts and fast food chains. It has become a sample for every table at every restaurant across the United States.
Aspartame was an accidental discovery by James Schlatter, a chemist who had been trying to produce an anti-ulcer pharmaceutical drug for G.D. Searle & Company back in 1965. Upon mixing aspartic acid and phenylalanine, two naturally-occurring amino acids, he discovered that the new compound had a sweet taste. The company merely changed its FDA approval application from drug to food additive and, voila, aspartame was born.
While this chemical has been show to disrupt the system in the form of a carcinogen, it still remains a huge additive in foods and beverages. This toxin has been allowed to stay on the shelf for over 25 years despite the fact that it’s known to cause brain damage, cancerous tumors, and endocrine issues.
According to “Natural News,”
Practically all drugs and food additives are approved by the FDA not because science shows they are safe but because companies essentially lobby the FDA with monetary payoffs and complete the agency’s multi-million dollar approval process (source).
Personally, I find this “name” change to be a pitiful and disgusting tactic by a food manufacturer that could be using it’s marketing dollars to do more then push a harmful additive. They could be using that money to find a new sweetener that could save people the pain of disease. If you know a health nut that could use this fitness tip, use the links about this article to spread the word and stop this company from duping the consumer.