February 3, 2012
Appearing on Infowars Nightly News on January 31, reporter Darrin McBreen talked with Alex Jones about the immense health danger posed by the deadly excitotoxin aspartame.
Marketed as a “sugar substitute,” aspartame is put in a large number of food products. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious and include seizures and death.
In the segment, Darrin and Alex cover efforts by corporations to sell deadly products as safe, even beneficial. Cigarettes are portrayed as harmless relaxants and aspartame as a safe way to avoid sugar.
Alex and Darrin noted in the report that aspartame is in fact synthetic excretion. The most cost effective method for manufacturing aspartame is to have genetically modified E.coli bacteria produce large amounts of phenylalanine – in essence, bacteria excretion – and combine it with amino acid.
This process was revealed in 1999 when the Independent newspaper in Britain investigated Monsanto after G8 leaders launched an inquiry into the safety of genetically modified food.
The thought of using GMO bacteria excrement as a sweetener may be distasteful, but it pales in comparison to the downright deadly health effects of the product. For instance, a study revealed that aspartame is a cancer-producing substance. The study showed that of 48 rats experimented on, up to 67 percent of all female rats developed tumors roughly the size of golf balls or larger. The male population didn’t do too well either with 21 percent of the males developing similar cancerous growths, Patrick Gallagher wrote for NaturalSociety last October.
In addition to cancer, aspartame is host to a number of neurological effects, including headaches, fatigue, blurred vision, digestive distress, and anxiety.
Despite the well documented health risks, the FDA has continued to allow aspartame to be used in a wide variety of food produces, most sinisterly in candy marketed to children. Its ultimate acceptance by the government agency after a decade and a half of disapproval by the FDA came in 1981, thanks to the intervention of Donald Rumsfeld, then CEO of G.D. Searle Company, a “life sciences” corporation ultimately sold to Monsanto.
The Infowars Night News segment is worth watching for two reasons – first, for the wealth of background information provided on aspartame, and second for McBreen’s man-on-the-street interviews with people in Austin, Texas.
The interviews show that many people know about the dangers of aspartame and actively try to avoid the deadly substance, although now that aspartame is included in a large number of products that effort has become more difficult.