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Sweet Poison: What’s not to like about aspartame

Organic NZ Magazine: March/April 2008
Section: Health and Food
Author: Alison White

‘Aspartame is the most controversial and complained-about additive in history.’
Alison White of the Safe Food Campaign.

The Safe Food Campaign believes that the widespread exposure to the artificial sweetener aspartame (951) – an addictive, carcinogenic neurotoxin – is causing a public health epidemic rivalling that of tobacco.

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in more than 6000 products worldwide. It is found particularly in sugarfree and diet products, chewing gum, and sports drinks. Brand-names include Equal and Nutrasweet. It might be labelled 951 or as containing phenylalanine.

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