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EU food authority found hiding health risks of world’s top sweetener

RT | July 24, 2019

The world’s favorite artificial sweetener may pose severe health risks, University of Sussex researchers have found. They claim that the European food authority has been bottling up the alarming data for a while.

The study focused on aspartame, an artificial sweetener used worldwide in everything from diet soft drinks to chewing gum, and sold under brand names including NutraSweet, Candarel and Equal.

UK researchers analyzed the most recent report regarding the safety of the sweetener by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). They discovered that the panel dismissed the results of numerous studies detailing the harmful effects of the sweetener, while focusing their final assessment almost entirely on positive studies. For instance, out of the 73 papers that deemed aspartame dangerous, all 73 were thrown out by EFSA, while 84 percent of studies providing no evidence of its harm were found to be true.

Since 1974, when aspartame was approved for consumption in the United States, studies claimed that the sweetener caused a number of health problems, including liver and lung cancer, brain damage, and seizures.

However, the majority of health authorities worldwide claim the sweetener is safe. Sussex scholars believe that many of the studies deemed to be dubious by the EFSA panel provide far better empirical evidence on the harmful effects of the sweetener than those they relied on, so they see the entire assessment as false.

“This research adds weight to the argument that authorization to sell or use aspartame should be suspended throughout the EU, pending a thorough re-examination,” the study states.

July 24, 2019 - Posted by | Corruption, Deception, Science and Pseudo-Science | ,


  1. Why anyone would willingly consume something called ‘ASPARTAME’ is one of the great mysteries of the modern age…..Have some respect for your body, especially your Kidneys and Liver that have to ‘clean up’ the mess…..


    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | July 24, 2019 | Reply

  2. You are safer with ordinary sugar rather than this industrial poison which
    no insects or animals will eat . Rumsfeld only got it through the FDA by accepting a “payment” to get Reagan to sack the FDA commissioner who was blocking Monsanto for approval.

    This wood alcohol breaks down into formaldehyde and aspartic acid which is ant poison .
    You wont get slim since it induces hunger for sugar and carbs – thats why you see enormously fat people with a trolley full of diet this and diet that , zero this and that – insulin metabolism is ruined and you can end up with diabetes .

    It destroys gut flora which is the essence of health and is cheap so lots
    of drinks like bar colas and soft drinks are awash with it – even wines and beers cakes sweets chewing gum contain it
    I always read the label and would not touch Rumfeld’s brew with a barge pole .


    Comment by charles allan | July 25, 2019 | Reply

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