This documentary is a close examination into what some consider to be a “hoax”: aspartame toxicity. This documentary attempts to look at what is definitively known about aspartame and discovers that the label “hoax” in this case is a dangerous misconception. This controversial documentary is sure to open eyes to the possible dangers of what lurks in our food.
This is a must see movie especially if you or someone you love are nutrasweet drinkers. I was, and I’m not now. I was appauled at how this dangerous substance was approved by the FDA in spite of the mounting evidence it caused brain tumors and other neurological problems. If you think everything approved by the FDA is safe, you need to see this movie… politics and big business are very powerful… education is power… empower yourself to take control of your health.
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Aspartame has been found to be safe for human consumption by more than ninety countries worldwide, with FDA officials describing aspartame as “one of the most thoroughly tested and studied food additives the agency has ever approved” and its safety as “clear cut”, but has been the subject of several controversies, hoaxes and health scares.
Initially aspartame was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1974; however, problems with Searle’s safety testing program, including testing of aspartame, were discovered subsequently. The approval was rescinded the following year, but after outside reviews of the problematic tests and additional testing, final approval was granted in 1981. Because allegations ofconflicts of interest marred the FDA’s approval of aspartame, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reviewed the actions of involved officials in 1986 and the approval process in 1987; neither the allegations of conflict of interest nor problems in the final approval process were substantiated.
In addition, the Centers for Disease Control investigated in 1984 and was unable to find any significant epidemiological associations to serious risk or harm.
Since December 1998, a widely circulated email hoax cited aspartame as the cause of numerous diseases.
The weight of existing scientific evidence indicates that aspartame is safe at current levels of consumption as a non-nutritive sweetener. Reviews conducted by regulatory agencies decades after aspartame was first approved have supported its continued availability.
I thought only Chinese people are trying to poison its own ppl, it looks like the Americans are trying to poison the whole world with the artificial sweeteners….
Thank you very much for this useful informauton. In catalonia there’s a Slow Food organization who’s fighting against this gangsters.