Aspartame and Other Artificial Sweetners in Milk?
The dairy industry is trying to pass a petition to the amend the definition of milk to include artificial sweeteners including Aspartame as ingredients WITHOUT listing them on the label. How can you possibly even consider redefining the definition of milk? It's already loaded with hormones that get into the food supply and our bodies. Haven't you noticed that the next generation continues to grow taller and stronger than previous generations? I'm pretty sure it's because of the hormones…
Milk should be defined as "the stuff that comes from milking a healthy cow". Nothing else should be added to it. Thus, I find it disturbing that the dairy industry would even propose such an amendment.
What's Wrong With Artificial Sweeteners?
What Can We Do To Stop This
Submit a Formal Comment voicing your concerns at the Federal Register using this link:
Here's my comment:
“If Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners are used in milk products, I will avoid purchasing these products like the plague and will advise others to do the same. We the people have a fundamental right to know what ingredients have been used in our food products. We are consuming these products, which means we can be affected permanently by what we ingest! We are what we eat, and I don't want to have aspartame or any artificial sweetener in my system. Labels were created to protect consumers from misinformation and ingredients that could cause potential harm to the well-being of people. Therefore, ALL ingredients should be listed on the label including Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. We have a right to be informed and decide whether or not we want to purchase a product.
Neglecting to list artificial sweeteners as an ingredient raises a red flag. This implies that the safety of artificial sweeteners is controversial and that people would never purchase products containing artificial sweeteners willingly. This is the case, and for once, please do not let the money make the wrong decisions for the people! Passing this amendment could further hurt sales rather than help them. I doubt many people will increase consumption of milk products with the addition of artificial sweeteners. If anything, more people will avoid milk products altogether.
Artificial sweeteners are not natural products and have shown to cause cancer in mice.
Please advise against passing an amendment to the standard identity for milk and 17 additional dairy products.”
We cannot allow this to pass! If it does, boycott all milk products or be a guinea pig with your health.