(NaturalNews) The world’s most toxic artificial sweetener is undergoing a major identity overhaul in an effort by its manufacturer to cover up the chemical’s sordid history, as well as to keep people buying it. “AminoSweet,” in case you see it on food labels, is really just plain-old aspartame, the same synthetic sweetening agent that’s repeatedly been linked to causing seizures and organ damage, among other physical harm.
Since its initial discovery in 1965 by G.D. Searle Pharmaceuticals, aspartame has been the subject of considerable and unrelenting controversy. Even way back then, scientists knew without a shadow of a doubt that aspartame wasn’t exactly safe for human consumption. But because it was sweet and non-caloric, it meant dollar signs in the eyes of company CEOs who recognized that marketing it as an alternative to sugar could be immensely profitable.
They were right, but the decision to bring aspartame to market – a monstrous feat in and of itself – has had serious consequences on public health. Derived from genetically-modified (GM) amino acids, aspartame is the world’s most popular artificial sweetener, present in everything from chewing gum and soda pop to children’s cereals and even toothpastes, despite the fact that its track record of safety leaves much to be desired.
Numerous peer-reviewed studies published in the 1980s revealed that aspartame has a damaging effect on the brain. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) discovered that aspartame “can generate major neurochemical changes” in the brain. Since it’s an “excitotoxin,” aspartame is known to damage the brain, as well as the central nervous systems of people who consume it, especially children. (Click to Article)