1. snopes.com: Aspartame -- Sweet Poison? ••••
Is aspartame responsible for 'an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and lupus'?
  ...Aspartame Claim: The artificial sweetener aspartame has been proved 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...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:39:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp

2. snopes.com: Aspartame as Ant Poison ••••
Was the artificial sweetener aspartame 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...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:27:06 GMT http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/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 ©...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:16:10 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/aspartamemilk.asp

4. snopes.com: The Dangers of Splenda •••
Is an article about the supposed dangers of the artificial sweetener Splenda valid, or another example of unsupported scaremongering?
  ..."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...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:47:43 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/splenda.asp

5. snopes.com: 1 Calorie Diet Sodas Rumor •••
Do diet colas contain more calories than stated?
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:31:57 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/1calorie.asp

6. snopes.com: Moon Melon •••
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 receptorís response skyrockets, making aspartame taste sweeter than ever though possible. Last updated: 15 January 2014...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:54 GMT http://www.snopes.com/photos/food/moonmelon.asp

7. 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...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:16:53 GMT http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/valentino.asp

8. 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...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:23:23 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/mentos.asp

9. 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...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:24:32 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/fireants.asp

10. 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...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:24:36 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/cancerupdate.asp

11. snopes.com: Origin of the TaB Soft Drink Name •••
Was the diet drink TaB 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...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:26:31 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/names/tab.asp



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