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ASPARTAME: POISON IN DISGUISE. Ban Artificial Sweeteners From Children's Food Products. SIGN NOW!


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Jim
- 817 days ago - forcechange.com
One would think that artificial sweeteners were originally developed as healthy alternatives to sugar. This is not true at all. Each artificial sweetener that is now on the market(saccharine, aspartame, cyclamate, acesulfame, and sucralose) was discovered



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Cal Mendelsohn (970)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 8:38 pm
Signed and noted--thanks Jim
 

Agnes N. (717)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 8:42 pm
Thanks Jim..
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Jim Jaston (203)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 8:54 pm
Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods.

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug.

What you don't know WILL hurt you. Find out the dangerous effects of artificial sweeteners to your health. Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr John W. Olney and Consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974 as well as investigations of G.D. Searle's research practices caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put approval of aspartame on hold (December 5, 1974). In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle and made Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet Company separate subsidiaries.

Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious including seizures and death. A few of the 90 different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include: Headaches/migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.

According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame: Brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinson's disease, alzheimer's, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.

Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. The book "Prescription for Nutritional Healing," by James and Phyllis Balch, lists aspartame under the category of "chemical poison." As you shall see, that is exactly what it is....

More here -----> http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/06/aspartame-most-dangerous-substance-added-to-food.aspx
 

Dee C. (214)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 9:29 pm
Signed & noted..
It should have been banned years ago..
Thanks Jim..
 

Kathy P. (402)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 9:51 pm
Thanks Much Jim for the post. Signed and Noted. There are many other healthy alternatives, this junk should have been gone a long time ago. Especially with all the known health risks
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 10:07 pm
Jim signed and posted to Twitter. Thanks.
 

Rich Blue (72)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 10:18 pm
Signed
 

Mary T. (188)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 10:47 pm
Thanks Jim, Signed and shared.
 

Kim O. (403)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 10:51 pm
Signed and noted! Thanks Jim!!
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 11:17 pm
Apartame is one of the deadliest poisons on this planet. Never, ever take food that contains it. Thanks Jim
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (276)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 11:24 pm
Signed Jim
 

Shirley S. (172)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 11:34 pm
Noted & signed. TY Jim. I have never used artificial sweeteners & of recent years have even cut down on sugar.
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Monday April 30, 2012, 1:04 am
Signed!
 

. (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 2:38 am
Signed.
 

Vivien Green (150)
Monday April 30, 2012, 3:38 am
Signed and shared.
Thank you Jim.
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Monday April 30, 2012, 5:38 am
Signed, thanks for posting Jim.
 

Carolyn S. (151)
Monday April 30, 2012, 6:42 am
Signed and shared.
 

Teresa Cowley (273)
Monday April 30, 2012, 6:43 am
I still use sugar--not a lot, but it's plenty sweet enough for me.
Thanks Jim, noted, signed, shared.
 

Terrie Williams (761)
Monday April 30, 2012, 6:47 am
Your signature has been recorded.
Signed, noted and posted to FB.
Thanks Jim.








 

Ms Noting Commentator (20)
Monday April 30, 2012, 7:28 am
It looks like there are a couple of Splenda wrappers in the trash. I thought Splenda was all natural.

There was a time, around two years ago, I was thinking of switching to Splenda instead of using sugar in and on everything. To be honest, I have never bought Splenda, because I actually switched to honey. Nowadays, I used honey in my coffee and gourmet teas. And, instead of cinnamon sugar, I use honey on my toast. During a month period, I drink a lot of coffee and tea, as well as eat toast with honey quite often.

However, I remember Splenda being sold as an all natural sugar supplement. I almost switched to using it!
 

Ms Noting Commentator (20)
Monday April 30, 2012, 7:29 am
Oh, I did sign, and it was recorded!!!
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Monday April 30, 2012, 7:40 am
Your signature has been recorded.
Get the POISONS out of our foods!
 

Patricia Cannell (748)
Monday April 30, 2012, 7:45 am
Signed and noted. No more poisons are needed in our food!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 8:12 am
signed/shared,thanks Jim,
 

tasunka m. (334)
Monday April 30, 2012, 8:35 am
signed. Thanks Jim, you are on a roll, hope you keep up the momentum.
I luckily don't eat any form of sugar,only agave nectar=low glycemic value and sweet enought to use very little.
try to assume that all non-organic or local foods have the potential to be poisonous,also don't eat processed foods.
 

Kay M. (354)
Monday April 30, 2012, 9:10 am
done
 

. (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 9:23 am
done..ty
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 9:43 am
Thank you, signed and noted.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Monday April 30, 2012, 10:01 am
noted, signed and shared, thank you Jim.
 

Ge M. (216)
Monday April 30, 2012, 11:39 am
It has been known for years that aspartame is neurotoxic and should be avoided by anyone with neurological problems. In fact, it has been associated with false MS where the sufferer has all the symptons of MS and diagnosed as such. When the sufferer stopped drinking the diet drinks then they became "cured".

Saccharine is less dangerous but if you stuff a rat with half a pound a day then it suffered liver damage after a while. I don't have any rats and, even if I did, I wouldn't stuff it full of rubbish.
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Monday April 30, 2012, 11:58 am
Signed.
 

Sara W. (110)
Monday April 30, 2012, 12:34 pm
Two more signatures! Thanks, Jim. I hate how food companies use us as their guinea pigs in their quest for making new products to make money off of despite whether it's safe or not.
 

Pat B. (354)
Monday April 30, 2012, 2:09 pm
TY, Jim, signed!
 

Michela m. (3812)
Monday April 30, 2012, 2:11 pm
S&N
 

Dominique Bideau (14)
Monday April 30, 2012, 2:24 pm
Signed. Thanks Jim !
 

Roger P. (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 3:08 pm
OK, ok, all these non-sugar sweeteners are" bad." Is there any "good" sweetener to use in drinks and pies and everything else we prefer to taste sweet?
 

Jim Jaston (203)
Monday April 30, 2012, 3:11 pm
Use cane sugar Roger!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 3:13 pm
signed
 

Michael T. (82)
Monday April 30, 2012, 3:33 pm
A green star to Jim Jaston for doing some additional background work. Essentially, aspartame creates an environment in your body that is similar to drinking formaldehyde, you know the liquid we store old body parts in?
I got a friend to stop using this years ago and her health improved dramatically.
 

Alice B. (241)
Monday April 30, 2012, 4:35 pm
NOTED & SIGNED.
 

Phyllis P. (427)
Monday April 30, 2012, 6:27 pm
signed
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday April 30, 2012, 6:52 pm
Signed. Thanks, Jim! Decades ago I opened one of these packets to put into my new spouse's iced tea---the fine powdery residue that came out of the package drifted up to my nose, and I nearly choked. I could smell it for awhile afterwards, and told him that the stuff was poison & I wouldn't use it anymore. Happily using regular cane sugar ever since.
 

Nancy C. (797)
Monday April 30, 2012, 7:00 pm
thanx Jim...I like agave syrup when I need sweetening...good for baking too.
 

. (0)
Monday April 30, 2012, 7:13 pm
signed, thnx
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Monday April 30, 2012, 9:02 pm
I'm already boycotting aspartame; it's only suitable for sweetening rat poison. I have no problems with sucralose, stevia, papaya extract, and right-twist sugars that don't digest easily in human systems. I consider saccharine too persistent and sodium cyclamate rather funky tasting. As I don't need diet drinks, I tend to buy occasional sodas with real sugar or corn syrup but usually just drink tap water from a re-used soda or water bottle fitted with a 'valve' top for convenience.
 

Barbara W. (342)
Monday April 30, 2012, 9:31 pm
The thought of Aspartame makes me gag as did the first time I drank something that had this poison in it. Me and Aspartame cannot get along. Rumsfeld's the creep that got this poison on with the FDA! This chemical sugar is very dangerous.

Thanks for the article Jim.. Good post!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday April 30, 2012, 9:48 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Megan Beery (18)
Monday April 30, 2012, 10:04 pm
signed and noted
 

Ruth R. (215)
Monday April 30, 2012, 10:35 pm
Signed.
 

Ludger W. (72)
Monday April 30, 2012, 11:26 pm
noted, signed, ty
 

Shane C. (3)
Monday April 30, 2012, 11:35 pm
Noted. Already signed.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:17 am
signed and noted thanks
 

Jessie Dijkstra (42)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:55 am
done!
 

Arild Warud (159)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:35 am
Signed,thanks Jim.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 3:40 am
S+N
 

Terri Hughes (412)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 7:33 am
''SIGNED''....thanks Jim
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 7:54 am
Thank you Jim, important post. Oh boy, just reading what it causes makes you sick....
Use honey, folks, as long as the bees are still there.
So far I have only read that saccarine and cyclamate cause infertility, but this stuff here seems to be a real killer.
Signed of course.
 

Karen B. (8)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:06 am
Signed and noted.!
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:15 am
Signed TY Jim
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:36 am
Petition signed.

Ty, Jim.
.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:50 am
I have always been suspect of "artificial" sweetners and try my best to avoid them. I will not drink diet beverages or eat anything (unless an "artificial" sweetner has been used without my knowledge) I think my reason for not using them has always been the use of the word "artificial" which doesn't lend itself to something I would consider a healthy alternative.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 10:43 am
Signed and noted, thanks for posting Jim!
 

Emma S. (225)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11:03 am
Done - cheers, Jim.
 

Gabriela C. (103)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11:09 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Jim!
 

michael sullivan (1027)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11:50 am
noted and signed -- artificial sweeteners are not a good example of "better living through chemistry" -- quite the opposite -- why can't we enjoy the natural sweetness of fruits and veggies?
 

liz meesters (176)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:18 pm
signed & noted, thanks
 

Gary C. (5)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:03 pm
Noted and Signed , Thankyou.....
 

Trudy Killa (125)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 2:37 pm
Signed , Jim. Aspartame & all artificial sweetneers are similiar to saccharin & that has been banned. SO now we discuss artificial sweeteners vs high fructose corn syrup. None are healthy And the food we eat has plenty of natural sweetness to it. I have started using Agave nectar for baking or if a little extra sweetness is required.
 

Fran away F. (110)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 3:14 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Jim.

Roger, you might like stevia, a plant-based, non-GMO sweetener. It's much more intensely sweet than cane or beet sugar, so it adds few if any calories.
 

monka blanke (74)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 3:22 pm
signed & noted. Better use honey. The darker it is, the more minerals it has. It's worth to look for a honey shop, to buy supreme honey, that's better than the one from the supermarket, which is sold in large quantities, but lacks quality. I usually buy honey with thyme, or honey from pine trees (very dark).
 

Patricia E. G. (78)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 3:43 pm
Noted & Signed
Thank you Jim
 

Alison A. (229)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 5:03 pm
It should be banned from all our food and drink, not just children's... but I suppose it is a start!

Signed and noted, thanks Jim.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 6:43 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:38 pm
Signed thanks Jim!
 

Nirvana Jaganath (26)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:29 pm
Signed and noted
 

. (2)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 10:03 pm
Signed

Paranoia must not remain the ungodly truth.
 

Nimue P. (224)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 5:23 pm
S&N
 

John Gregoire (257)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 7:02 am
Done, Should be banned from all foods.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 7:21 am
S&N
 

Lana Ravensky (107)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 5:43 pm
signed
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 9:26 pm
All chemicals should be banned from our food. Why stop with sweeteners?
 

Rita De Vos (87)
Friday May 4, 2012, 7:21 pm
Thanks Jim! Noted and signed.
 

Janet D. (10)
Friday May 4, 2012, 8:30 pm
I have been off aspartame now for about 5 weeks and my neuropathy have improved so much that I rarely have any foot pain anymore. I feel great!
 

Jim Jaston (203)
Friday May 4, 2012, 10:15 pm
Glad to hear that Janet. Keep going just like this
 

Kerstin Strobl (330)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 9:40 am
signed, thank you Jim
 

Grainne OCarroll (72)
Monday May 7, 2012, 5:23 am
I'm super careful about not buying anything with aspartame and have been for years. Yuk!
 

David N. (19)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 1:51 pm
Signed & shared.
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 8:23 am
Noted and signed Jm :-0 Thanx
 
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