Diet Pepsi Sweetener Switch Not Likely to Put Fizz Back in Sales

Diet Pepsi Sweetener Switch Not Likely to Put Fizz Back in Sales

Sales of diet soft drinks continued to slide last year. In an attempt to stop freefalling sales, PepsiCo Inc. announced Friday that it planned to remove the sweetener aspartame (and substitute another) from Diet Pepsi products in an attempt to address consumer health concerns about the artificial additive. The sweetener switch, however, is not likely […]

Aspartame by Any Other Name Can Still be Deadly

Aspartame by Any Other Name Can Still be Deadly

The artificial sweetener, Aspartame, that has been linked to heart problems, obesity and cancer has changed its name. Now known as AminoSweet, the toxic sweetener has been used over 25 years. Accidentally found by a chemist, James Schlatter, it was initially created, and sold, as an anti-ulcer drug. When the chemist found that it had […]

Artificial Sweetener Aspartame Not a Health Threat?

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener common in food that has been surrounded by controversial claims that it possess a significant threat and should not be consumed. According to a recent report by the European Food Safety Authority, sufficient evidence does not exist to connect aspartame to the various adverse health effects that are so popularly […]