1. snopes.com: Aspartame — Sweet Poison? ••••
Rumor: Aspartame is responsible for 'an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and lupus.'
  ...Aspartame — Sweet Poison? Claim: The artificial sweetener aspartame is responsible for an epidemic of cancer, brain tumors, and multiple sclerosis....
  ...spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on "ASPARTAME marketed as 'NutraSweet', 'Equal', and 'Spoonful"'. In the keynote...
  ...When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol ASPARTAME coverts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:12:13 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp

2. snopes.com: Was Aspartame Invented As an Ant Poison? ••••
Was the artificial sweetener aspartame originally developed as an ant poison?
  ...Claim: The artificial sweetener aspartame was originally developed as an ant poison. Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006] The World's Best Ant...
  ...So when I read somewhere that aspartame (Nutrasweet sweetener) was actually developed as an ant poison, and only changed to being considered...
  ...I opened two packets of aspartame sweetner, and dumped one in a corner of each of our bathrooms. That was about 2 years ago and I have not seen any...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:18:56 GMT http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/antpoison.asp

3. snopes.com: Aspartame in Milk
Are dairy groups petitioning the FDA to allow the use of artificial sweeteners in milk?
  ...is a new post going around Facebook that the gov intends to put Aspartame in milk. Aspartame is a poison that causes cancer. Is it true that they are...
  ...(Claims about the safety of aspartame are covered in another article on this site.) Last updated: 26 February 2013 Urban Legends Reference Pages ...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:23:27 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/aspartamemilk.asp

4. Diet Pepsi to Replace Aspartame with Sucralose now.snopes.com •••
Starting in August, Diet Pepsi will no longer be formulated with aspartame.
  ...Diet Pepsi to Replace Aspartame with Sucralose Posted by Kim LaCapria / April 24, 2015 / 0 Comment Medical On 24 April 2015, PepsiCo...
  ...aspartame. Pepsi senior vice president Seth Kaufman confirmed that consumer backlash (not safety) prompted the brand’s decision to swap aspartame for a...
  ...Decades of studies have shown that aspartame is safe, but the reality is that consumer demand in the U.S. has been evolving. The U.S. diet cola consumer...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:29:24 GMT http://now.snopes.com/2015/04/24/diet-pepsi-aspartame/

5. snopes.com: The Dangers of Splenda •••
Rumor: The artificial sweetener Splenda was inadequately tested and is unsafe for human consumption.
  ..."It is a chlorinated artificial sweetener in line with aspartame and saccharin, and with detrimental health effects to match," explains Dr. Joseph...
  ...the discovery of sucralose was (like that of another artificial sweetener, aspartame) something of an accident that occurred by happenstance during the...
  ...(and other countries) in the 1990s, sucralose-based Splenda overtook aspartame-based Equal and NutraSweet and saccharin-based Sweet'N Low as the...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:30:39 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/splenda.asp

6. snopes.com: 1 Calorie Diet Sodas Rumor •••
Do diet colas contain more calories than stated?
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:56:45 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/1calorie.asp

7. snopes.com: Ham in Diet Coke Explodes? •••
Rumor: Substituting Diet Coke for regular Coca-Cola in a popular ham recipe can cause an explosion.
  ...Well, because of the aspartame in Diet Coke, I am not going to cook in it anyway, but I was shocked to see many recipes INSIST that using diet cola in...
  ...and cane sugar outside the U.S., but Diet Coke is typically sweetened with aspartame, an ingredient (falsely) blamed for a number of health-related side...
  ...Diet Coke for regular Coke can impede caramelization (and that aspartame can lose its sweetness when heated), Diet Coke doesn't present a specific danger...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:35:49 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/dietcokeham.asp

8. snopes.com: Moon Melon •••
Rumor: Photograph shows a blue Japanese fruit known as 'moon melon.'
  ...also toys with sweet, sugary food in interesting ways. Drop a load of aspartame after popping a miracle berry tablet and the miraculin represses your...
  ...more acidic environment, the receptor’s response skyrockets, making aspartame taste sweeter than ever though possible. Last updated: 6 February 2015...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:50:24 GMT http://www.snopes.com/photos/food/moonmelon.asp

9. snopes.com: Johns Hopkins Scientist Exposes Flu Vaccine Danger? •••
Did a Johns Hopkins scientist issue a 'blistering report' on flu vaccines in the British Medical Journal?
  ...in both science-based medicine and the environment at large, including aspartame, chemtrails, cookware, and dental amalgams. A 2009 profile in a Canadian...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:19:08 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/flushot.asp

10. snopes.com: Rudolph Valentino •••
Was Rudolph Valentino poisoned by food prepared in aluminum cookware?
  ...containing aluminum, particularly aluminum cookware and utensils. Just as aspartame today is demonized as inducing nearly every ailment known to man, so...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:25:05 GMT http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/valentino.asp

11. snopes.com: Mentos and Coke Death •••
Mixture of Mentos and Coca-Cola kills child?
  ...are moved to believe the confection's gum arabic component or diet soda's aspartame has something to do with the process). As Steve Spangler, former high...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:38:27 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/mentos.asp

12. snopes.com: Club Soda Gets Rid of Fire Ants? •••
Will pouring club soda on a fire ant mound kill the colony?
  ...effect. Baking soda, vinegar, club soda, molasses, plaster of Paris, and aspartame are also ineffective." It notes, however, that one method which might...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:40:48 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/fireants.asp

13. snopes.com: Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins Hospital •••
Did Johns Hopkins issue a 'cancer update' about the spread and treatment of cancer?
  ...Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:40:53 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/cancerupdate.asp

14. snopes.com: Origins of the TaB Soft Drink Name •••
Rumor: The diet soft drink TaB was named as an acronym for 'totally artificial beverage.'
  ...the United States, caffeine-free TaB was introduced in 1983, a saccharin-aspartame version of the Tab formula was produced in 1984, and Coca-Cola even...
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:44:54 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/names/tab.asp



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