The National Soft Drink Association (now American Beverage) wrote a 30 page protest which became 6 pages in the Congressional Record about the dangers of aspartame. Then they turned around and lobbied for NutraSweet. http://www.mpwhi.com/open_letter_dick_adamson.htm
The information about deadly aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful/E951/Canderel, etc.) has reached critical mass. People yelled for something safe like Stevia and Coke said they heard. Stevia is safe if no additives are in it. So Coke and Pepsi said they were adding Stevia. If that was so it would be used as the sweetener and nothing else. Truvia may have a bit of stevia but uses erythritol, a sugar alcohol. Read these reports:
Coke and Cargill got together and made Truvia. Who is Cargill? They deal in genetic engineering, beware.
Pepsi has developed PureVia and who did they deal with? Merisant!!! An aspartame manufacturer!
Do you really want any of the above?
But it gets worse. In this article from the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Georgia where there is an aspartame factory, NutraSweet President Bill Defer said: .."The stevia products aren't direct competition for its existing sweeteners. The company is working on its own product, he said, which is currently referred to as NutraSweet Natural with Stevia." So it appears the NutraSweet Company wants to add stevia to its poison and get in the competition. You can add Vitamin C to cyanide but its still going to kill you. Add stevia to aspartame which is a deadly chemical poison and you still have poison.
Mr. Defer says the global demand for aspartame continues. Yes, and I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn!
How much stevia is in these products - probably a little dab will do you. Anything to continue to sell the population chemicals.
Stevia has not been approved as a sweetener by the FDA. The FDA has just written letters to Coke and Pepsi and told them they have no objection to the sweeteners they are using. Notice they say "sweeteners" not sweetener.
Mission Possible International has been boycotting Coke and Pepsi since it was learned that the NSDA had written a protest against aspartame and then turned around and used the poison anyway. They knew the gun was loaded.
There is pop in Whole Foods, even in glass bottles, but the canned pop which appears safe unfortunately is in aluminum cans. If Whole Foods would change to small glass bottles there would be a place to buy pop for those who just have to have it. But anyone buying pop from Coke and Pepsi with aspartame or anything else they put in pop including other chemicals and phosphoric acid are taking their lives in their own hands.
If you use a sweetener there are only two I would recommend, Stevia if its pure with no additives in it, and Just Like Sugar which we have had analyzed. It's simply chicory which has been used for 70 years to improve the health of diabetics with orange peel and Vitamin C and Calcium. There are absolutely no chemicals in it. http://www.justlikesugarinc.com After the analysis Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, wrote in his newsletter, the Blaylock Wellness Report, http://www.russellblaylockmd.com "Finally a safe sweetener". They are making drinks and gum now.
Also, stay away from Splenda which is a chlorocarbon poison: http://www.wnho.net/splenda_chlorocarbon.htm
The medical text on aspartame disease by H. J. Roberts, M.D., Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com Also read Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., http://www.russellblaylockmd.com If you have been on aspartame email for Dr. Blaylock's detox formula.
Be sure to see the aspartame documentary: Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, http://www.soundandfury.tv which explains how Don Rumsfeld got this deadly addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug on the market masquerading as an additive.
If you want to get a bad case of indigestion read further from the Augusta Chronicle the intention of the NutraSweet Company as they report NutraSweet is going sweeter!
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
NutraSweet Going Sweeter
By LaTina Emerson | Staff Writer
Saturday, January 03, 2009
NutraSweet Co. in Augusta isn't worried about the new plant-based sweetener that is hitting the mass market later this year.
The Food and Drug Administration in December cleared the way for Coca-Cola and Pepsi to use a new zero-calorie sweetener. Both Pepsi's PureVia and Coke's Truvia use rebiana, an extract from the stevia plant.
NutraSweet President Bill DeFer said the stevia products aren't direct competition for its existing sweeteners. The company is working on its own product, he said, which is currently referred to as NutraSweet Natural with Stevia.
"We're not expecting a lot of impact on our business. The global demand for aspartame continues to increase," Mr. DeFer said.
Stevia, the generic name for a plant that is native to Peru, is cultivated and the family of natural compounds is extracted from plants that are high in stevia, he explained.
"Most of the stevia plants today are cultivated in Asia," Mr. DeFer said.
The product has been used previously in low volumes in packets as sweetener for food items such as coffee.
Cargill has been marketing Truvia packets in stores since May.
"We have spent more than two years validating the consumer demand for this new sweetener," Marcelo Montero, the president of Cargill Health & Nutrition, said in a statement.
The sweetener is 200 times sweeter than sugar. It starts with the stevia plant, a shrub native to Paraguay. The leaves are harvested and dried, then placed in fresh water in a process similar to that of making tea.
NutraSweet also sells packets of sweeteners for consumers, but most of its products are sold as ingredients to food and beverage companies, which add them to their own food products.
When NutraSweet launches its new Stevia product, it will be sold to the food service industry.
The sweetener is being developed at NutraSweet's laboratory in Chicago.
Pepsi announced that it plans to use the sweetener initially in three new SoBe Lifewater flavors. Coke will introduce a line of Sprite with stevia.
Stevia does have its pros and cons, Mr. DeFer said.
"Stevia has its own unique taste profile. Its sweetness has a slow onset. Most people find that it has a bit of a licorice taste," he said.
As a result, stevia will probably be used in blends with other sweeteners. Though it has been used for a while internationally, the market share is still relatively small because of the taste. It's also expensive, Mr. DeFer said.
Reach LaTina Emerson at (706) 823-3227 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS STEVIA?
Stevia is a new sweetener emerging in the U.S. food industry. The stevia plant, which is native to Peru, is cultivated and the natural compounds are extracted from plant leaves.
A brand called Truvia, which is manufactured by Cargill, is being sold in Publix and Kroger. Truvia is a "natural, zero calorie sweetener made with rebiana, the best tasting part of the stevia plant," according to the product's official Web site.
From the Saturday, January 03, 2009 edition of the Augusta Chronicle