Below is 1 propaganda website repeating constantly Aspartame is safe even though all the independent scientific investigations show the toxicity. Aspartame Propaganda.
Just when we thought that buying “Organic” was safe, we run headlong into the deliberate poisoning of our organic food supply by the FDA in collusion with none other than the folks who brought us Aspartame. NutraSweet, a former Monsanto asset, has developed a new and improved version of this neurotoxin called Neotame.
Neotame has similar structure to aspartame — except that, from it’s structure, appears to be even more toxic than aspartame. This potential increase in toxicity will make up for the fact that less will be used in diet drinks. Like aspartame, some of the concerns include gradual neurotoxic and immunotoxic damage from the combination of the formaldehyde metabolite (which is toxic at extremely low doses) and the excitotoxic amino acid. (Holisticmed.com)
But surely, this product would be labeled! NOT SO!!! For this little gem, no labeling required. And it is even included in USDA Certified Organic food.
The food labeling requirements required for aspartame have now been dropped for Neotame, and no one is clear why this was allowed to happen. Neotame has been ruled acceptable, and without being included on the list of ingredients, for:
* USDA Certified Organic food items.
* Certified Kosher products with the official letter k inside the circle on labels. (Janet Hull)
Let me make this perfectly clear. Neotame does not have to be included in ANY list of ingredients! So, if you buy processed food, whether USDA Certified Organic or not, that food most likely will contain Neotame because it is cost-effective, and since no one knows it is there, there is no public backlash similar to what is happening with Aspartame. A win/win situation!
But that’s not all. Just love chowing down on that delicious steak? Well, that cow most likely will have been fed with feed containing…..you guessed it…..Neotame! A product called “Sweetos,” which is actually composed of Neotame, is being substituted for molasses in animal feed.
“Sweetos is an economical substitute for molasses. Sweetos guarantees the masking of unpleasant tastes and odor and improves the palatability of feed. This product will be economical for farmers and manufacturers of cattle feed. It can also be used in mineral mixture,” said Craig Petray, CEO, The NutraSweet Company, a division of Searle, which is a part of Monsanto. (Bungalow Bill)
Why would we feed animals food that is so distasteful that we would have to mask the unpleasantness with an artificial sweetener? Most animals will not eat spoiled, rancid feed. They know by the smell that it is not good. Enter Sweetos (Neotame). Just cover up the unpleasant tastes and odors, and you can feed them anything you want to, courtesy of the oh, so considerate folks at Monsanto and company.
But of course, Monsanto is no longer associated with NutraSweet. In the time-honored tradition of covering its assets, Monsanto has a proven track record of spinning off controversial portions of its company that generate too much scrutiny, such as it did with the Solutia solution.
Says the Farm Industry News, “Monsanto, which has long resided in the crosshairs of public scorn and scrutiny, appears to have dodged at least one bullet by spinning off its industrial chemical business into a separate entity called Solutia a couple of years ago. Solutia has since been hammered by lawsuits regarding PCB contamination from what were once called Monsanto chemical plants in Alabama and other states” (Source Watch)
So what is the solution to this problem? Buy local organic food, know your local farmer, and don’t buy processed foods whether they are labeled “Organic” or not. This requires a drastic change in lifestyle that most will not want to make. For those who choose to ride the wheel of chance by succumbing to this genocidal adulteration of our food supply by those who stand to profit from our sickness and early demise, my only comment is….it is your choice. But for those of us who have decided to fight this battle one bite at a time by hitting these sociopaths in the pocketbook where it hurts……viva la revolucion!
(C) 2010 Barbara H. Peterson
Neotame requires no labeling, this is reason enough to not eat any more certified organic food that is processed. The choices are limited, grow your own organic food, buy local organic food, or eat poison. Governments, and corporations will do anything, especially murder and poison the population for profit. Most food is pasteurized, sterilized, sucked of the real nutrients, then travels thousands of miles to the destination. Food should be grown locally by as many individuals and communities as possible, more individuals need to shop at local farmers markets, talk to the farmers, ask about what pesticides they use, and hopefully not use! Know where your food is coming from. Some great communities in america, and around the world, everyone grows their own organic food and share the harvest that is always too much.
There are many fruits, vegetables, and herbs that can be grown easily, some with more effort. Strawberries are easy to grow in pots, in the ground or with hydroponics. Who does not love strawberries? I recommend surrounding your strawberries with a birds net to keep the squirrels out. In the summer I let the squirrels eat my strawberries, I even fed them peanuts and almonds. Rabbits love to tear apart gardens as well, I have heard of rabbits stealing the entire root from bean plants. These animals that do not eat meat, yet human beings eat them. I personally would not try and stop the animals from eating my harvest, I grow enough for myself and the animals. You should research what plants do best in your environment.The only solutions are to know the farmers you are locally buying from, or to grow your own organic food.
I grew most of my vegetables and fruits in pots in the summer, I observed many gardens in hydro fields, on city property with their own compost, and all of them looked like good harvests, nobody destroyed them. Time to get creative. The last time I grew my own garden was 15 years ago, a few rows of tomatoes in the backyard. Practice makes perfect.