I just found out that the makgeoli I was happily drinking contained, aspartame....!!!
|SHAME ON YOU!!!!|
and guess what? I'm having muscle spasms on my right arm right now as I type this - lasting me all day.
***my muscle spasms didn't go away until the next day :(
It never crossed my mind that something wholesome as makgeoli would contain, aspartame. How naive of me!
Always read the labels.. always always always.
|GOOD MAKGEOLI = NO ASPARTAME!|
Here's a photo of a makgeoli we got one day, that didn't have aspartame.
Look for the chinese letter for "without", pronounced "mu" in Korean.
So anytime, you see that, it means "without ____".
Brain tumors: Bad. Aspartame banned by the FDA.In January of 1981 Donald Rumsfeld, CEO of Searle, stated in a sales meeting that he was going to “call in his markers” and make a push to get aspartame approved. That month Ronald Reagan was sworn in as President of the United States. His transition team included Rumsfeld who hand picked Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes Jr. to be the new FDA Commissioner.
Within a couple of months, Hayes appointed a 5-person Scientific Commission to review the claims on aspartame. In a 3 – 2 decision, the panel upheld the original ban, stating that the artificial sweetener was unsafe.
Aspartame: Banned twice by the FDA.Despite the panel’s decision, Hayes later installed a sixth member on the commission who voted in favor of the making aspartame legal. The vote was now deadlocked.
So what happened?
Hayes personally broke the tie in aspartame’s favor. (Keep in mind that Dr. Hayes, a pharmacologist had no previous experience with food additives before becomes in the FDA Director.)
On July 18, 1981 Hayes officially approved the use of aspartame as an artificial sweetener in dry goods. (How’s this for a kicker: In 1983 Hayes later left his post at the FDA amid accusations that he was accepting corporate gifts for political favors. BUT, just before leaving office in scandal, Hayes approved the use of aspartame in beverages.)
The icing on the cake: In 1985 Searle was absorbed by Monsanto. Donald Rumsfeld reportedly received a $12 million bonus. And the sad tale of fake food and experimentation on the human race continued onward.
So is Aspartame dangerous?Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Here are just some of the different documented symptoms listed in the report as being caused by aspartame:
- Muscle spasms
- Weight gain
- Vision Problems
- Heart palpitations
- Breathing difficulties
- Anxiety attacks
- Slurred speech
- Loss of taste
- Joint pain