Step into any restaurant or deli and you will be surprised to see the amazing and growing array of diet drinks in the cold drink refrigerator cases. Apparently, the sugar substitute craze is alive and well. (more…)
Editor’s Note: Foodfacts.com takes no position on the use of aspartame, but we think that strong opinions expressed on our blog recently about aspartame justifies another look into this issue.
While questions about saccharin may persist, the safety of another artificial sweetener, aspartame, is clear cut, say FDA officials. FDA calls aspartame, sold under some famous trade names, one of the most thoroughly tested and studied food additives the agency has ever approved. The agency says the more than 100 toxicological and clinical studies it has reviewed confirm that aspartame is safe for the general population. (more…)