Aspartame Research Paper

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Aspartame: Deadly to Us, Profitable to Them` Aspartame is one of the greatest accidental discoveries in the scientific world, or is it? Aspartame is an insidious thing. Many people are unclear to what it is, it helps large corporations since it is substantial substitute for sugar, and it also destroys the human body from the inside. People around the globe are uneducated as to what aspartame is. Aspartame is an FDA approved replacement for sugar. It was accidentally discovered in 1965 by James M. Schlatter, a chemist working for G.D. Searle & Company. Aspartame was first used in a carbonated beverage in 1983 and in 1996 became a general table-top sweetener, replacing sugar in both categories. The FDA had approved its use in 1981 and made…show more content…
Aspartame is the only suitable replacement for sugar (that has so far been discovered). Being 200 times sweeter than normal sugar, many corporations have concluded that aspartame is better to use since consumers won’t use as much of it. Although aspartame is very expensive at $85 per pound, whereas raw sugar is about $30 per pound, paying the extra $55 has proven to be cost-efficient. Soft drinks gain more and more popularity every year. Soft drink sales increase at an annual rate of 2% and diet soda’s increase at a rate of 11% annually. Aspartame is used by many soft drink companies, including Borden Inc., General Foods, H. J. Heinz, Quaker Oats and Coca-Cola. Aspartame has sent profits through the roof. Since these companies can market their products as “low-calorie”, the increase of sales has gone up 20% annually since 1985. That’s an increase of over 660% to this day. Also, aspartame does not require a health warning, so if the consumer is unaware, then the corporation can make more money. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), aspartame has been deemed safe, although studies have shown otherwise. The fact that these multi-million dollar corporations are using aspartame is just taking advantage of the consumer. People obviously don’t want to hear the truth, but they should be forced to listen. We need to rise up and take control by educating ourselves on the subject of aspartame and stop letting these corporate puppeteers control

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