Why Do Companies Use Aspartame?

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April Kavanaugh
English II

Bittersweet Deception
In 1965, when James Schlatter was experimenting with an anti-ulcer drug for G.D. Searle and Company, he came across an artificial sweetener now known as Aspartame. Aspartame is made from genetically modified bacteria. It can be found in anything from gum to Multivitamins. Aspartame is commonly used in place of sugar for people who are on diets, but truthfully it’s doing less helping and more hurting. Studies have linked this product to diabetes, fibromyalgia and certain forms of cancer (Mercola). Because it has been proven to be harmful to humans, the FDA should ban the use of Aspartame.
Many FDA scientists spoke out against Aspartame’s approval. According to FDA Toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, “They [G.D. Searle] lied
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What Searle did, they took great pains to camouflage these shortcomings of the study. As I say, filter and just present to the FDA what they wished the FDA to know, and they did other terrible things for instance animals would develop tumors while they were under study. Well they would remove these tumors from the animals (Dr. Edward Group).” So not only are these products bad for you, but they people who tested Aspartame are keeping its problems hidden. Aspartic acid, also known as aspartate, is causing neurological conditions. Epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease are examples of this, as well as diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) and dementia. Also, Aspartame contains aspartic acid,