Monday, May 26, 2008

The Truth Is : ASPARTAME is Absolutely Safe!

Last year, I received an email about aspartame, as a silent killer. Sad to say, I no longer have a copy of that article.

Just yesterday, while I was browsing on the internet, I've read this article that really confused me, "The Truth Is : ASPARTAME is Absolutely Safe!" I don't know which article is true. Anyways, I want to share this article with you.

From the press center:

The truth is this: Aspartame is absolutely safe.

It is an artificial sweetener which has been in use for more than two decades, in over 6,000 products and in more than 100 countries all over the world, by over 2 million people. It has been proven safe by many international health agencies all over the world, including the US Food and Drug Administration.

Aspartame is not only found in sodas but also in common everyday things like breath mints, cereals, chewing gum, syrups, ice cream, iced tea, gelatins, jams and jellies, maple syrup and soft candy.

According to the website, "Aspartame has been extensively studied in animals and humans for more than two decades.

In 1981, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved aspartame, it noted: "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." FDA has affirmed the safety of aspartame 26 times over a period of 23 years ( 2006)."

Aspartame is one of the most thoroughly studied food ingredients, with more than 200 scientific studies confirming its safety.

Aspartame was approved in 1981 for use in tabletop sweeteners, various foods and dry beverage mixes, making it the first low-calorie sweetener approved by the FDA in more than 25 years. In 1983, the FDA approved aspartame for use in carbonated beverages. This was followed by a number of other product category approvals over the next 13 years, leading to a general use approval in foods and beverages in 1996.

In addition to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (JECFA) and the Scientific Committee for Food of the European Union (SCF) have reviewed the research on aspartame and determined it to be safe. Aspartame is approved for use in food and beverage products in more than 100 countries.

The bottom line is this: Aspartame is safe.

As for the malicious text messages of people who aim to put the "quoted products" down, the manufacturers have this to say: We here at Coca-Cola know that to truly create a lasting brand, there must be integrity in everything that we do. Because at the end of the day success smiles not on those who seek the easy way, but those who take the long road and walk it.


righnote said...

Only the aspartame industry says it is safe... and isn't it interesting that they have to keep saying and saying it, as if that would make it true.

Check out this private study on aspartame. Graphic photos but more importantly, it has all the hyperlinks to the truth.

Thanks for letting me post.

aems said...

wow thanks too! is it better to avoid it, then? well, i might say that at this point, i would rather take what most people say,"Prevention is better than cure." Any other comments?

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