U.S. dairy industry petitions for hiding aspartame in ingredient lists
The food industry is by far the worst offender of provable “conspiracy theories.” If you don’t believe anything else, believe that the food industry is trying to manipulate you and feed you chemicals that really aren’t food in an attempt to save costs and get you sick so that they can hand you off to their other buddy; Big Pharma.
NaturalNews.com posted about a petition that the dairy industry has filed that requests chemicals such as aspartame (the same chemical that gives tumors and cancers to rats) be hidden from the label in milk products. This is similar to the food industry’s lobby to prohibit labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) from our products in America. They’ve been successful in lobbying Congress to actually be able to hide this information from us, while those in other countries are required to show on their label if their product has GMOs in them or not.
Consumers have always been kept in the dark about pink slime, meat glue, rBGH and GMOs in their food. And now, if the IDFA gets its way, you’ll be able to drink hormone-contaminated milk from an antibiotics-inundated cow fed genetically modified crops and producing milk containing hidden aspartame. And you won’t have the right to know about any of this!
This topic is huge, I’ll have to write up a separate post, but for now, here’s the petition excerpt. They claim aspartame is a “safe” sweetener:
IDFA and NMPF request their proposed amendments to the milk standard of identity to allow optional characterizing flavoring ingredients used in milk (e.g., chocolate flavoring added to milk) to be sweetened with any safe and suitable sweetener—including non-nutritive sweeteners such as aspartame. IDFA and NMPF state that the proposed amendments would promote more healthful eating practices and reduce childhood obesity by providing for lower-calorie flavored milk products. They state that lower-calorie flavored milk would particularly benefit school children who, according to IDFA and NMPF, are more inclined to drink flavored milk than unflavored milk at school. As further support for the petition, IDFA and NMPF state that the proposed amendments would assist in meeting several initiatives aimed at improving the nutrition and health profile of food served in the nation’s schools. Those initiatives include state-level programs designed to limit the quantity of sugar served to children during the school day. Finally, IDFA and NMPF argue that the proposed amendments to the milk standard of identity would promote honesty and fair dealing in the marketplace and are therefore appropriate under section 401 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 341).
Dr. Oz is actually having a show today about the “Big Food Cover Up“:
Dr. Oz investigates why you might be addicted to salt, sugar and fat! Meet the New York Times reporter who’s ready to expose the food industry’s dirty secrets. Learn what the food industry creates in a lab to get you hooked – and why they don’t want you to know!