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New Artificial Sweetener Neotame More Toxic Than Aspartame Appearing In Organic Food

New Artificial Sweetener Neotame More Toxic Than Aspartame Appearing In Organic Food

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New Monsanto Artificial Sweetener Neotame More Toxic Than Aspartame Appearing In Organic Food (Natural Society) Often marketed as Equal and Nutrasweet, aspartame is a well-known neurotoxic sweetener used in many food products.  This cancer-causing artificial sweetener is threatening the health of populations worldwide, and has even been found to be created using genetically modified bacteria. 
While most individuals know about aspartame and its dangers, there is another, lesser known sweetener in the food supply that many people don't know about - Neotame.  Neotame: An Unknown Artificial Sweetener Lurking in Your Food  Introduced by biotech giant Monsanto, Neotame was created as a new sweetener and flavor enhancer to be used in food products. On July 9, 2002, the United States Food and Drug Administration decided that Neotame's safety and functionality made it available for consumption, thus resulting in its approval. What's concerning is, while Neotame has a similar structure to aspartame, the chemicals used in its manufacturing process seem to make the sweetener even more toxic than aspartame.  Both aspartame and Neotame are made up of substances which metabolize into a highly toxic poison known as formaldehyde. In addition, they contain an exctiotoxic amino acid that agitates, thereby damaging nerves. Although very similar to aspartame in chemical structure, Neotame has one chemical added that aspartame does not possess - 3-dimethylbutyl, which just so happens to be on the Environmental Protection Agency's most hazardous chemical list.  HolisticMed reports: Neotame has similar structure to aspartame - except that, from it's structure, appears to be even more toxic than aspartame. This potential increase in toxicity will make up for the fact that less will be used in diet drinks. Like aspartame, some of the concerns include gradual neurotoxic and immunotoxic damage from the combination of the formaldehyde metabolite (which is toxic at extremely low doses) and the excitotoxic amino acid. Neotame's manufacturing process involves combining aspartame with 3,3-dimethylbutyraldehyde, a chemical categorized as a highly flammable irritant. The largest argument for the use of this sweetener, as well as aspartame, is that they battle against obesity, but it is well known that sweeteners like aspartame actually lead to obesity.  The worst part? Even if you wanted to avoid this sweetener, you may find it impossible to do so. Not only are there no labeling rules for Neotame, but it is even included in the USDA certified organic food.  So what is the solution? If you are trying to avoid Neotame, the best thing to do is buy all organic items that have no or very little ingredients. The less ingredients, the less chance Neotame could be hiding out.  Given the history behind Monsanto and its other creations - Agent Orange, Roundup, and GMO crops - it seems quite clear that their Neotame is no exception for consumption.

What do you think is the solution? Leave a Comment Below.

Source: This article was written by Mike Barrett and first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information. 

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  1. I have just read that many who buy organic, as fooled account some products come from China and we have no USDA inspectors there to certify it is really organic. Muyst try to make sure your stuff does not come from China.

  2. I also read that the newest thing is bribing officials in China to label the food organic before it’s shipped to the USA. The corruption never seems to end.

  3. Always read you labels! Companies will claim "natural" and "organic" with an ingredient list that's false!

  4. Companies are only looking out for their best intrest, their pocketbook!

  5. Solution? Take down Monsanto. However given that they just bought Black Water (the world's largest, best equipped and best trained private "mercenary" army) that may prove somewhat messy. They know the tide of popular opinion is turning against them, countries worldwide are banning them and their subsidiaries from operating within their borders.
    Bring them down!

  6. read for your own health and well being.

  7. Scary food news.

  8. Organic labeling doesn't preclude processing: Another lesson for my kids. Stick to the perimeter at the market…avoid 'food' with writing on it! I am amazed how even WF can fill the aisles with processed food while my mind is fogged to a stupor with label after label 'USDA Organic'…when that labeling became a media story in 1998, it sounded like an oxymoron to me. Back to 'If your grandmother wouldn't have recognized it as food…'

  9. Another reason to switch to an organic, whole food, plant based diet. Stay away from processed foods as much as possible!

  10. Thank you for the information on Neotame. The love of sweets can be better satisfied with fruits and raisins, raw honey and stevia.

  11. EEK!

  12. I really pray that Prop 37 passes in CA. I'm amazed at the "organic" food companies that have poured major money to the campaign to defeat it.

  13. Monsanto, we want our food back!

  14. Monsanto, we want our food back!

  15. Thank you for the information. I’ve been making most all my own foods now from organic whole food ingredients…too bad we can’t trust any processing it seems.

  16. Stay away from Neotame!! Use honey.

  17. Great article! Neotame is horribly toxic.

Trackbacks: 2  |  Trackback URL

  1. From NutraSweet Company brags about the second coming of aspartame: Neotame now taking over world markets : Odinist Press Service on Feb 20, 2012
  2. From Neotame: An Artificial Sweetener More Toxic Than Aspartame « Talesfromthelou's Blog on Apr 5, 2012

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