It seems that Big Dairy has petitioned the FDA for approval to add aspartame and other artificial sweeteners to flavored milk and other dairy products without labeling them. The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the organizations that petitioned the FDA, allege that this will benefit children by having them consume lower calorie flavored milk products and will promote healthy eating and benefit our children. There are nearly 20 products mentioned in the petition, including yogurt, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, cream, and half-and-half.
The FDA considers aspartame to be a safe artificial sweetener, despite evidence to the contrary. One recent study showed that excitotoxins (MSG and aspartame) cause central nervous system damage. Another recent study by Yale University has tied artificial sweeteners to obesity and diabetes.
As someone who knows the dangers of aspartame and also gets migraines from consuming it, I think this idea is ridiculous. In reality, nothing should be added to any of our food without it being listed on the label.
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4 thoughts on “Do You Want Aspartame In Your Dairy?”
This horrifies me!!! I wish my HOA would let me have a cow!
Makes me want to consider raw milk.
Great, because we need to sweeten everything to get kids to eat “healthy”. That’s my first big problem with this.
On top of the health risks, I am extremely sensitive to the taste/aftertaste of aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. I’d be extremely irritated to put half and half in my coffee and end up with that weird flavor.
Contact your congressman/woman; let them know this proposed lack of transparency is not okay.
Exactly, Jennifer. We need to get kids out of the habit of expecting sweets!