Somewhere along the line flavored milks became popular with the milk drinking set and really who can deny, a glass of chocolate milk is pretty tasty. But they got sweeter and sweeter, and often with high fructose corn syrup. But we have an obesity problem in the US so the dairy industry, concerned for health decided Aspartame would be the way to go.
“Aspartame has a long clouded history, with fraudulent science submitted during the original FDA approval process, links to mood alterations including anxiety, agitation, depression, headaches, insomnia, and memory, learning problems and seizures and brain tumors. And not surprising, the company that created by aspartame was bought by Monsanto in the 1985. In 1999, Monsanto admitted to using genetic engineering of bacteria to create aspartame, which is now used widely as an artificial sweetener in diet soft drinks, chewing gum and diet foods as a sugar substitute.” Food Democracy Now
We can’t let this happen. Please take a moment to let the FDA know this is unacceptable.
There should not be Aspartame in milk.
Unless it’s organic, put down that apple! “Apples are the most pesticide-contaminated produce, followed by celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and grapes, according to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) annual Dirty Dozen list.” That’s what we just read in the latest Sustainable Food News, April 22 post.
Put out yearly, the “Dirty Dozen List” names the most “pesticide-laden” fruits and vegetables. Click this link for the 2013 EWG Pesticide Guide. A “Plus” category surprisingly includes domestically grown summer squash, kale, and collards, and Sustainable Food News states, “commonly contaminated with pesticides exceptionally toxic to the nervous system.”
The source of the produce clearly should not be deemed automatically safe if grown in the US. This is disappointing.
The good news is the shopper’s guide also has a list of the “Clean Fifteen,” those fruits and vegetables contaminated with the least pesticide load. One of the key words there is, least. Our best advice is to grow your own or buy from a local organic farmer.
“Toxic fruit and veggies” report from CNN and Dr Sanjay Gupta