13 Oct '12, 3pm

A Poison By Any Other Name

A Poison By Any Other Name

There’s increasing evidence that a common poison available in many consumer goods has gone and changed its name. Aspartame, found as a principle ingredient in Equal© and Nutrasweet©, has come under fire lately, so Ajinomoto, the company that manufactures it has now changed the name to AminoSweet. Same thing, different name. It’s a marketing ploy designed to keep this insidious poison in a multitude of products. Aspartame—excuse me, AminoSweet—is found in soft drinks, diet foods, prepared foods, and gum. It’s also found its way into some multivitamins, supplements, and pharmaceutical drugs! Aspartame was accidentally discovered in 1965 by Jim Schlatter, a chemist working at G.D. Searle & Co. on a project to discover new treatments for gastric ulcers. He spilled some on his hand, later licked his finger while reaching for a piece of paper, and found it to be sweet. Thus bega...

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