joannqn Posted December 23, 2010 Share Posted December 23, 2010 I do not know the validity of this source, but present it here for discussion. Here are some quotes: In 1998, Monsanto applied for FDA approval for a monster molecule, â€œbased on the aspartame formulaâ€ with one critical addition: 3-dimethylbutyl [listed on EPA's most hazardous chemical list]. The food labeling requirements required for aspartame have now been dropped for Neotame, and no one is clear why this was allowed to happen. Neotame has been ruled acceptable, and without being included on the list of ingredients, for: USDA Certified Organic food items. Certified Kosher products with the official letter k inside the circle on labels. The article also talks about a sweetener made with Neotame for the purposes of sweetening cattle feed. It's cheaper than the molasses they are currently using. One telling quote says, "Cattle consume more fodder when mixed with Sweetos." Wouldn't logic then follow to say that people eat more when their food is mixed with the sweetener, too? So, organic products are now allowed to include artificial sweetener without labeling. Lovely. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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