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U.S. Dairy Industry Petitions FDA to Approve Aspartame as Hidden, Unlabeled Additive in Milk, Yogurt, Eggnog and Cream

This almost made me cry when I read it.  It is from an article from the organic consumers association.

 

You probably already know that the FDA has declared war on raw milk and even helped fund and coordinate armed government raids against raw milk farmers and distr…. Yes, it's insane. This brand of tyranny is unique to the USA and isn't even conducted in China, North Kora or Cuba. Only in the USA are raw milk farmers treated like terrorists.

But now the situation is getting even more insane than you could have imagined: the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) have filed a petition with the FDA asking the FDA to alter the definition of "milk" to secretly include chemical sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose.

Importantly, none of these additives need to be listed on the label. They will simply be swept under the definition of "milk," so that when a company lists "milk" on the label, it automatically includes aspartame or sucralose. And if you're trying to avoid aspartame, you'll have no way of doing so because it won't be listed on the label.

This isn't only for milk, either: It's also for yogurt, cream, sour cream, eggnog, whipping cream and a total of 17 products, all of which are listed in the petition at FDA.gov.

As the petition states:

IDFA and NMPF request their proposed amendments to the milk standard of identity to allow optional characterizing flavoring ingredients used in milk (e.g., chocolate flavoring added to milk) to be sweetened with any safe and suitable sweetener — including non-nutritive sweeteners such as aspartame.

This is all being done to "save the children," we're told, because the use of aspartame in milk products would reduce calories.

 

You can read the full article here.

Sodium Benzoate Toxicity

This is an interesting article on the potential toxic effects of the food additive sodium benzoate.  In its natural form it is present in some foods, like blueberries.  This is not toxic at all.  Sodium benzoate only becomes toxic when it is manufactured in a lab.

The additive is designed to kill fungi and bacteria in food.  If the metabolic pathways of microorganisms are disrupted by this chemical, what will happen to a person’s metabolic pathways when it is consumed?

The other thing to consider is what happens when sodium benzoate is ingested along all the other hazardous chemicals people are exposed to every day.  All these toxins have a negative synergistic effect on the body.

Here is an article excerpt:

Sodium benzoate is made from the sodium salt of benzoic acid, and it is a common preservative in processed foods, and soft drinks.  It has been associated with virtually every type of health problem that we have heard of, in recent years.  Like many other food industry chemicals, it was originally found in an organic form in nature.  Sources for trace amounts of the organic form can be found in blueberries, apples, cranberries, plums, and even in cinnamon.  However, as is usual for such cases, sodium benzoate has no negative effects in its unbastardized, natural, and organic form.  Perhaps the organic form occurs with its own antidote, as is frequently the case with organically-occurring food toxins, or perhaps the organic form really is that different from the stuff made in the chemical laboratory.  Likewise, the natural version does not have any preservative action whatsoever, which demonstrates its clear lack of toxicity.  It is only when sodium benzoate is produced inside a chemical laboratory that the result is a cheap, toxic agent, which performs adequately to poison bacteria, fungus, and us.  The dramatic differences between the two versions of sodium benzoate causes us to question whether they are really the same chemical, and if the chemists are as proficient as they like to believe.

To read the remainder of the article, you can click here:

http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/204-the-soft-drink-industrys-secret-poison-or-are-you-getting-enough-sodium-benzoate-in-your-diet.html