The genie is out of the bottle here, and can't be put back. Aspartame has been labeled as safe by the FDA and many European regulatory agencies, even though they knew it was highly toxic and carcinogenic. The FDA knew, GD Searle knew. They knew. If they come out now, decades later, and say it's bad for you, the logical question raised will inevitably be, how was it labeled safe in the first place? The last thing they want to do is draw attention to that process, because it was totally fraudulent and criminal, not to mention murderous. Do not drink or eat aspartame-ladened products.
- BBC -
Fresh doubts about the safety of an artificial sweetener have been raised by Italian scientists who have linked its use to leukaemias in rodents.
Aspartame is 200 times sweeter than sugar and is used throughout the world in low-calorie drinks and foods. Regulators say existing studies show it is safe, but will look at the European Journal of Clinical Oncology study. But they said it was unlikely that the sweetener was harmful to humans to the same extent as in rats.
Concerns have been raised about the aspartame in the past, but an analysis of 500 papers by UK regulators in 2002 concluded there was no threat to consumers.
The Food Standards Agency said: "The European Food Safety Authority intends to undertake an urgent assessment of this study to establish whether there are any implications for human health.
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