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Dangerous decision

April 22, 2013

Whoever is responsible for the idiotic idea of putting aspertame in kids’ milk and milk we all drink should be fired, be it the Dairy Board or Washington, D.C. A) It’s a carcinogen, causes cance....

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Apr-22-13 4:39 PM

Good letter, Stephanie.

Personally, I don't worry too much about whether something I eat (or drink, or...) might be bad for me down the road. But common sense says that if you are purposely adding something to a product, it is an ingredient. Put it on the ******* label.

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Apr-22-13 11:33 AM

That information is from the MAYO clinic.

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Apr-22-13 11:32 AM

[A]ccording to the National Cancer Institute and other health agencies, there's no sound scientific evidence that any of the artificial sweeteners approved for use in the U.S. cause cancer or other serious health problems. The FDA has also established an acceptable daily intake (ADI) for each artificial sweetener. This is the maximum amount considered safe to consume each day over the course of your lifetime. ADIs are intended to be about 100 times less than the smallest amount that might cause health concerns. The FDA has recommended aspartame's safe level (ADI) as 50 milligrams per kilogram of weight, or the equivalent of 18 to 19 cans of diet soda, saccharin at 5 milligrams per kilogram, or the equivalent of 9 to 12 packets of the sweetener, Sucralose (Splenda) is 5 milligrams per kilogram, or the equivalent of 6 cans of diet pop. Notice that the ADI listed is 100 TIMES LESS than what may cause health concerns.

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Apr-22-13 10:19 AM

I remember when saccerine (sp?) was supposed to cause cancer in rats. It sure did after they injected the stuff into the little buggers.

Moderation is the key here.

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Apr-22-13 9:26 AM

Excellent comment 74. Look what happened to the Volt, even when the government bought most of them. The people won't buy what they don't want.

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Apr-22-13 7:53 AM

Ms. Crayton, this is when you vote with your wallet. If you choose not to allow such substances in your body, then do not purchase those products that contain them. (Probably a good idea anyway.) If enough people refuse to buy those products, they will either be reformulated to be acceptable to the customer or they will be retired from production. That is how the market works. Those evil corps will only make what sells, stop buying and they will stop making.

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Apr-22-13 7:45 AM

It is not the country that is out of control.

The crazy themes of yesterday's letter carried over to today.

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Apr-22-13 7:39 AM

Aspartame poses known health risks. I did not receive this information as an e-mail or online. Please see recent study by Duke University.

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Apr-22-13 6:34 AM

I looked at the cancer dot org website's information about aspartame. I suggest that the writer read this information, not that it will do any good, because we all know hysteria overrules scientific studies and facts every time.

Snopes also has a good explanation about this. Dairy groups are petitioning to allow artificial sweeteners milk without having to label it "reduced sugar" or "reduced calorie".

Don't believe everything you get as a forwarded email or see on Facebook.

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Apr-22-13 6:31 AM

Everything causes cancer if you consume enough of it.

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Apr-22-13 5:57 AM

Hey Stephanie, cow's milk and dairy products are not good for you.

There, I planted that seed for the next letter.

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Apr-22-13 5:54 AM

This is one time I totally agree with Stephanie. Aspartame is the number one source of side-effect complaints to the US Food and Drug Administration and has over 91 documented symptoms related to its consumption. It's hard to believe aspartame is will be allowed to be weaseled into dairy products as an unlabeled ingredient. Millions of people consume aspartame every single day, yet it was never tested on humans prior to its approval. The history of aspartame and its approval is a very disturbing history.

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Apr-22-13 5:45 AM

Don't buy flavored milk.

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Apr-22-13 5:02 AM

I wish I could get my girlfriend to stop using 'Splenda'.She uses copious amounts of that junk!

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