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Aspartame Exposed – GM Bacteria Used to Create Deadly Sweetener

Anthony Gucciardi
February 8th, 2011
Updated 11/16/2012 at 8:09 pm
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investigate 184x158 Aspartame Exposed GM Bacteria Used to Create Deadly SweetenerThe manufacturers of the most prevalent sweetener in the world have a secret, and it`s not a sweet one. Aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in thousands of products worldwide, has been found to be created using genetically modified (GM) bacteria. What`s even more shocking is how long this information has been known. A 1999 article by The Independent was the first to expose the abominable process in which aspartame was created. Ironically, the discovery was made around the same time as rich leaders around the globe met at the G8 Summit to discuss the safety of GM foods.

The 1999 investigation found that Monsanto, the largest biotech corporation in the world, often used GM bacteria to produce aspartame in their US production plants. The end result is a fusion between two of the largest health hazards to ever hit the food industry — artificial sweeteners and an array of genetically altered organisms. Both have led to large-scale debate, with aspartame being the subject of multiple congressional hearings and scientific criticism. Scientists and health advocates are not the only ones to speak out against aspartame, however. The FDA received a flurry of complaints from consumers using NutraSweet, a product containing aspartame. Since 1992, the FDA has stopped documenting reports on the subject.

The process in which aspartame is created involves combining an amino acid known as phenylalanine with aspartic acid. First synthesized in 1965, aspartame requires bacteria for the sole purpose of producing phenylalanine. Monsanto discovered that through genetically altering this bacteria, phenylalanine could be created much more quickly. In the report by The Independent, Monsanto openly admitted that their mutated bacteria is a staple in the creation process of aspartame.

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  • sally smith


    Bring this e-mail home to Phillip so he can read all of the information in it. I think he and HansPeter may be ingesting Aspartame in some of the beverages they drink or cereals they eat, unknowingly, and it might explain some of the symptoms of their ailments. As Hanspeter argued that if it was dangerous to health it would never be allowed in things for human consumstion. That might b true if we could totally trust the enormously powerful pharmeautical companies, and the other large non-govermental organizations that control our elected officials because of their political $contributions to their campaigns.