Print Friendly and PDF

Aspartame – The GMO Excrement Polluting Your Body

Christina Sarich
September 18th, 2013
Updated 05/07/2014 at 6:09 pm
Pin It
aspartame 263x173 Aspartame The GMO Excrement Polluting Your Body

Image from

If you switched to diet soda hoping to avoid refined sugar, or any other fizzy drink or aspartame-sweetened food, you are now guzzling down a product created by one of the GM Giants – Monsanto. Many scientists are calling for further study of a genetically modified bacteria which is used to create aspartame, but the evidence is already quite glaring, that the stuff is no good.

It has been a secret until very recently – one that Monsanto clearly didn’t want to get out – that one of the most utilized sweeteners in our food chain is genetically modified. Monsanto insists that it is completely safe; however, simply because there was no modified DNA in the final product. This doesn’t mean that it can’t harm our bodies. A writer with The Independent says“We have two strains of bacteria – one is traditionally modified and one is genetically modified,” said one Monsanto source. “It’s got a modified enzyme. It has one amino acid different.”

Interestingly, aspartame is made using genetically modified bacteria in the US, but according to a Monsanto source, the UK market does not have to eat genetically modified bacteria poop. Some consumer groups warn; however, that some low-calorie foods may still contain the GMO aspartame, even overseas. GM aspartame may cause blindness, cancer, and brain tumors.

Aspartame is made by combining phenylalanine, a substance that is produced naturally by bacteria with another amino acid that has not been genetically altered.

However, Monsanto has genetically changed the bacteria to create more phenylalanine. When this amino acid chain breaks down, it breaks down into three constituents, including methanol – which has been linked to autism, preterm delivery, and more. This is then broken down in the body to formic acid (which needs to be handled with goggles and gloves in a lab), and formaldehyde (something used to clean drains and embalm dead bodies, and a known carcinogen). It also breaks down into a chemical called DKP, which can cause brain tumors according to a study published on the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) site about aspartame.

Even the National Cancer Institute will tell you that formaldehyde is a cancer risk. From their site:

“Formaldehyde has been classified as a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”

It seems Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Monsanto are doing a great job with adding toxic ingredients to our beverages.

From around the web:

  • John E. Garst, PhD

    I know of not a single toxicologist who agrees with this webpage. The entire folate vitamin system requires methanol’s oxidation products formaldehyde and formic acid to function. Or putting it another way, dose alone makes for toxicity. Aspartame’s methanol dose is innocuous!

  • Carolyn Reynaud

    I’ve been following this trending topic of GMO
    excrement all across the Internet and find it interesting that all the
    hype has spawned from only one article. I also find it interesting how
    “an author” with The Independent has become a scientific
    expert. If the theories presented in this article are true, that the
    byproduct of fermentation is “excrement”; that would mean that every
    time you drink a glass of beer, wine, kombucha tea, etc you are having a
    big glass of bacterial feces. The use of the
    terms “feces” and “excrement” in these articles is only to provide
    shock value and is not a true interpretation of the actual process of
    creating aspartame.

    This article continues to proceed into a display
    of a total misunderstanding of the science behind the creation or
    aspartame and its breakdown in the human body. For example, you would be
    ingesting 6 times the methanol in a glass of tomato
    juice than you would in a glass of diet soda. However, this article
    does not cite tomatoes to be as dangerous as aspartame.

    This article is a prime example of why you
    should not blindly believe everything you read on the Internet – just
    because it sounds smart does not mean it is right.

    • celiayounger

      I am not an scientist therefore I know very little of what you (all comments) are saying, still I agree with you that you SHOULD NOT believe everything you read in many cases (including this article, other articles, even history) many times things/stories are deformed or invented.

  • Nit picky scientist

    The emotional impact the author was striving for is significantly lessened by the large numer of errors in grammar and syntax.

  • Promising KissesXx

    oh my god. why am i not surprised. nothing is surprising anymore :( they’re just constantly trying to kill us, just in their own selfish efforts to make money and get their products sold. I hope they get exposed and that everyone finds out what these scums are doing behind the scenes! F*ck Monsanto!