- Category: Health
- Published: Monday, 19 February 2018 10:15
- Written by Mei-Ling Shek
Videos & Discussion Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek
The artificial sweetener Aspartame was accidentally discovered in 1965 by the chemist James Schlatter. It was initially approved for use in food products by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1981. Now it is approved for human consumption in more than ninety countries. Aspartame is an ingredient in about 6,000 consumer foods and beverages sold worldwide, sold under the trade names Equal, NutraSweet, and Canderel. It is even in pharmaceuticals that we cannot escape from. Aspartame breaks down in the human body into aspartic acid (an amino acid), phenylalanine (an essential amino acid), and methanol. Methanol is further converted into formaldehyde and formic acid. While the safety of aspartame is upheld by government agencies and many in the scientific establishment, what is the reality?
Come join us to see the video “Sweet Misery” suggested by EGG member Beverly Turner!