28 Feb '13, 2pm

Dairy Industry Wants to Spike Milk with Aspartame (And Not Tell You)

Dairy Industry Wants to Spike Milk with Aspartame (And Not Tell You)

Kids like flavored milk. Too many kids today are overweight and don’t exercise enough if at all. Let’s make chocolate and strawberry-flavored milk with artificial sweeteners that have no calories and let’s keep it quiet about this because “aspartame” is not a kid-friendly word. I don’t mean to put words into people’s mouths but, after learning that the dairy industry has petitioned the FDA to put aspartame in milk but not label it , one wonders if such thoughts have ever passed through some dairy industry executive’s head. The rationale is that the omission will “more easily identify [the milk's] overall nutritional value.” That’s a rather puzzling statement: not mentioning everything in a food or beverage product would instead make it more difficult to figure out its nutritional value. Plus, aspartame can be dangerous for some including children with PKU (phnylketonuria ,...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/dairy-industry-wants-to-spike...

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