Skip to comments.Could Dairy Industry Sneak Aspartame Into Your Milk?
Posted on 04/11/2013 5:18:56 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The FDA is considering a plan that would allow the dairy industry to add the sweetener aspartame to milk without having to label it.
The plan is coming under fire from some farmers and some consumer groups.
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What would be the point?
Add whatever sweeteners they want to it - but it’ll be against the law to be drinkin’ a 32 oz. glass of it at one sitting, LOL!
I can’t deal with this sh!t anymore. I’ve decided my best course is to LAUGH at them, and continue to live under the radar and do as I please.
Until they ban Family Milk Cows, of course.
Sorry, Warden! We lost Bessie in a tragic boating accident along with all of our guns. She never was a strong swimmer...
The dairy industry for the past three years has been hoping to sell you some under the guise of just plain “milk,” so that chocolate and strawberry varieties that contain artificial sweeteners would no longer need to carry a special label.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledged a 2009 petition from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation that seeks to drop the FDA requirement to label milk and other dairy products as “artificially sweetened” when they contain sweeteners such as aspartame.
The FDA asked the public to submit data, information and comments related to aspartame and other artificial sweeteners in milk last week.
The dairy lobby argues the opposite, claiming that allowing aspartame in milk would make it a healthier product and reduce childhood obesity by offering milk with fewer calories.
The move comes as milk’s popularity is in serious decline and other beverages, including soy and rice milk, take on more market share.
Aspartame is a known carcinogen. Do a search for “Sweet Misery” and watch it. They (the dairy industry and the FDA) are trying to kill us.
we drink organic, they won’t put it in there, nobody who buys organic wants that.
Dammit! I’m trying to get away from aspartame altogether. It’s an insidious sweetener that has specific withdrawal markers when you stop consuming it, most notably a low grade, persistent headache.
This is awful! What the HELL is happening to this world guys? Is NOTHING sacred?
I’ll keep drinking my local raw cow and goats milk.
Right. Just keep believing that... Organic is a scam as well. They can’t even agree on what “organic” means.
Well, then I’ll just sneak my money away from the dairy industry.
The EPA suddenly decided that saccharin is not a carcinogen back in 2010. Must mean that it’s a worse carcinogen than originally estimated.
I cant deal with this sh!t anymore.
I'm sorry to criticize you, Diana in Wisconsin, but the new term is "obama." That should save wear and tear on your exclamation point key.
No economic growth. Nobody's making any money. Everyone is thrashing around, trying to find anything that will help them pay their bills, not caring who they squash in the process. People are meaner and stupider, in person and online. Bad behavior - personal, governmental, and corporate - is becoming the norm.
what i do “know” is that when i bought any brand of non-organic milk, there was at least a 50% chance the milk would be bad before we finished the gallon. with the organic milk i have never had milk go bad, this goes back at least 8 years, even a few days after the exp date. there’s a definite quality difference in the milk.
You should probably find something else to freak out about.
My thoughts, exactly. Unless American's tastebuds have become so perverted that they can no longer taste natural sweetness.
No it isn't.
You would trust the motives (and integrity) of a government agency after Fast And Furious and Bengahzi?
I possess a healthy distrust of government, but anyone believing this story isn't using their brain.
For not ‘agreeing what “Organic” even means’, they sure do have a lot of information and even regulate it
They even have certification orgs and a federal regulatory framework.
But I know, it’s wikipedia which is all lies LOL
(I’m supporting your opinion, not looking to argue with someone who views the benefits of organics and pesticide free products as a scam)
They’re talking about not having to identify sweeteners in FLAVORED milk, like chocolate milk or strawberry milk.
Ain’t gonna happen.
I agree with you on the shelf life of the organic/local milk when compared to regular milk; that’s been my experience, too.
$3 a 1/2 gallon is pricey - for WISCONSIN, where we have a d@mn COW on every CORNER! But it’s still worth it. :)
Do pro-organic consumers really believe that organic products are pesticide free? They aren't.
Does the pro-organic crowd also believe that any pesticides used by organic farmers will not be carcinogenic, simply because they are not synthetic?
Either way, I support their right to waste their money in any way they choose.
Saccharin was never a carcinogen. The original finding was predicated on laboratory "research" that fed rats 800 times the normal daily dose of saccharin in order to achieve the carcinogen label.
Many years after saccharin was suposed to come off the market, the makers of saccharin were able to prove what the research lab had done and get the finding reversed. Today, saccharin is still available as an artificial sweetner.
thanks. generally you have to read what each one’s done to the milk. basically the organic i look for is non-antibiotic cattle, non-growth hormone cattle. and they generally are non antibiotic because they are feeding their cattle what they are designed to eat, grass hays, not corn. they don’t need antibiotics all the timeto control gut bacteria and weaker imjune systems from eating too much sugars. they are gut fermenters and are designed to get great energy and nutrients out of low energy grasses.
it is worth it. those cows are healthier and better taken care of as well. plus you don’t get stuff you don’t want in your milk like antibiotics and growth hormones.
It’s true. Organic makes a big difference. My man boobies are a lot smaller now since I switched to organic.
Well then..just look for the milk labeled “CONTAINS NO ASPARTAME!”
Leaving “contains aspartame” off the label just means responsible dairies will have a boom in milk sales :-)
> Let me put it this way, there is no effin way the FDA is going to allow something containing phenylalanine into a food product without making it clear on the label.
Just like theres no effin way the ATF whose purpose, ostensibly, is to enforce gun laws... especially regarding firearm trafficking would be involved in illegally trafficking firearms?
Aspartame is poison. Don’t drink it. Causes severe headaches in many people. Almost all of the diet drinks contain it.
If you must drink a diet soda, then choose Diet Rite...no aspartame, no caffeine, no sodium, and no calories. Tastes much better than diet Coke, Pepsi, etc.
Aspartame must not be allowed in children’s flavored milk, period.
No it isn't.
Ain't. Gonna. Happen.
Find something else to hate government for. There are plenty of legitimate options. This one, however, just makes you look like a lunatic.
You and I seem to be miscommunicating here.
I'm not saying they will do this; I'm saying the government has lost my trust, all of it. That they get no "benefit of the doubt" that they will "generally do the right thing" or that they "have people's best interests in mind."
No it isn't.
I beg to differ: http://www.safefood.org.nz/aspartaddict.html
There's a lot more information out there that says it is carcenogenic than not. It is also a neurotoxin.
Gives me heart palpitations within minutes of ingestion. Nasty stuff.
If that's true, every time you eat a small piece of grilled chicken with a small glass of wine or beer (or apple juice or tomato juice) means that you are subjecting your body to many times more carcinogens and neurotoxins than you get from the aspartame found in a bottle of diet soda.
Seems ridiculous, right? It is. Aspartame is no more a carcinogen, or a neurotoxin, than a small piece of grilled chicken with beer or wine. You shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet.
I’ve had several doctors tell me the same - that aspartame is a carcenogen and a neurotoxin. What medical school did you graduate from?
Keep begging, it won't make your silly claim true.
And from which medical school did you graduate?
The one where I don’t make stuff up.
Your comments are proof that MD's don't receive enough training in biochemistry. Give what your doctor said to you, I'm pretty certain I've received more training in chemistry and nutritional biology than your doctor. But that's just talk on the internet, let's look at what we know to be true.
Aspartame has three components: phenylalanine (an essential amino acids), aspartic acid (another amino acid), and methanol.
A 12 oz. Diet Coke contains the following:
Phenylalanine - 90 mg
Aspartic Acid - 72 mg
Methanol ------ 18 mg
A 3 oz. piece of grilled chicken, eaten with a cup of tomato juice, contains the following:
Phenylalanine - 1,060 mg
Aspartic Acid - 2,400 mg
Methanol ------ 80 mg
So, a small piece of grilled chicken with just a cup of tomato juice will give you almost 12 times more phenylalanine than what is found in in a can of Diet Coke; 33 times more aspartic acid, and more than 4 times the amount of methanol.
The average banana contains 60 mg. of phenylalanine, 146 mg. of aspartic acid, and 21 mg. of methanol
So, according to your doctors, eating bananas or a small piece of grilled chicken with a glass of tomato juice will cause all kinds of damage to our well-being by bombarding our bodies with known carcinogens and neurotoxins. Who knew that these everyday foods were so damned dangerous?
Or, your doctors could just have no idea what they're talking about. I didn't go to med school. That's where the kids who didn't do well in biochem went. Next time you see your doctor ask him how phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol can cause cancer and be toxic to our nervous system when consumed as aspartame, but not when many times more of each component are eaten in bananas or chicken. I'd love to know his answer.
The reason you ignore my simple question is that it exposes your doctor, and all the other charlatans, for their lack of education. In the cases of Blaylock and Mercola, it also exposes their agenda. Anyone with a firm grasp of human nutrition can quickly look at what Blaylock and Mercola have to say about most subjects and see that it is a bunch of idiocy designed to scare you into buying something they have to sell. People who are educated in the life sciences know better than to believe this nonsense.
Why do people believe in things they cannot explain or justify? Please get back to me when you can explain how these three components are deadly as aspartame, but not as bananas, or in chicken with any fermented beverage. Standing by......
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." Mark Twain
Have a nice day
Too many people, yourself included, never bothered to learn anything about science, which is why we see so much stupidity when it comes to things like man caused global warming, fear of certain foods, and aversion to life saving discoveries like vaccines.
I don't recall who said it, but he/she knows you better than you do. The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you know nothing about.
Whatever you do in life, never question what you're told by "experts," and by all means, never question authority. All you need is ignorance and confidence and your success is assured.
Well it seems to be working for you!
I’m sure she “knows” HFCS is worse than table sugar too, she doesn’t need to know any science......