Pepsi have ditched Aspartame
Pepsi is getting rid of aspartame – an artificial sweetener - from all its diet beverages, blaming consumer fears. This makes me both sad and angry, that the American public could be so stupid.
Aspartame has been repeatedly proved to be safe, and the groups that say it’s safe include the FDA, the US , the European Food Safety Authority, the UK Food Standards Agency, the Royal Society for Chemistry, and the American Cancer Society.
The scientific research does not support or even suggest that Aspartame or Diet Pepsi are in any way dangerous to your health. In fact, it has actively proven, in repeated, peer-reviewed studies, that the product is safe. It’s one of the most thoroughly tested ingredients in the world.
Aspartame has been in Diet Pepsi since 1983, and no ill-effects have been noticed. Millions of people have been safely consuming aspartame in a variety of other products as far back as the 1970s, without any increased risk of cancer, weight gain, brain damage, or ill health of any kind.
Yet the internet has been campaigning against aspartame for almost as long as it’s been legal. Dozens of websites have sprung up saying things like Aspartame causes cancer, that it is a huge government conspiracy, and that it damages the brain. The popularity of food celebrities such as Hari Vani aka ‘The Food Babe’ have brought even more attention to the artificial, non-natural substances that are commonly added to foods – Aspartame included.
Aspartame will be removed from EVERY Diet Pepsi product, including Diet Pepsi, caffeine-free Diet Pepsi, and Diet Pepsi Cherry. “
The Aspartame is being replaced with sucralose – another artificial sweetener.
New Pepsi will hit the shelves in August.
It is indeed a sad day for science and for logic.
By: Did Someone Say Science?.
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