Aspartame Made From GE Bacteria: Monsanto's Desperate PR Spin
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- Date: Sun, 20 Jun 1999 09:00:51 -0700 (PDT)
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They've Lied Before --
Aspartame Made From GE Bacteria:
Monsanto's Desperate PR Spin
Monsanto's PR spin, their
claim that no GE Aspartame is sent to the UK
is a desperate grasping for straws in my opinion.
Monsanto does have an incredibly
great motivation to lie. If they state that all
Aspartame is made with GE Bacteria...
they KNOW that the UK would (justifiably) totally freak out
even more and that the fallout would be immediate and world-wide.
(that may happen now anyway !)
PLUS Aspartame is usually labelled....so therefore its bad effects
are easily testable, documentable, and provable.
You can take Aspartame for a while and get sick, not take it
for a while and get better for example. In short, it's labelled,
so people can choose whether or not they take it,
and therefore Aspartame can be shown safe or not. Symptoms can
be traced back to their source. And we know that it's NOT safe.
(Please contact Betty Martini at Mission Possible for an abundance of
case histories regarding human health destruction from Aspartame)
Because of this latest disaster, Monsanto is running
scared right now, and if not, they are pretty naive.
Why on earth would Monsanto have different
production processes, one for the U.S. and one for
the UK? Highly unlikely.
And would Monsanto carefully and thoughtfully
separate non-GE Aspartame from GE Aspartame ?
Highly unlikely. This is a company so vastly incompetent,
so incomprehensibly irresponsible, that
they "accidentally" put tons of illegal
GE sugar onto the market two years ago.
The Independent on Sunday has found that Monsanto often uses genetically
engineered bacteria to produce the sweetener at its US production plants.
"We have two strains of bacteria- one is traditionally modified and one is
genetically modified," said one Monsanto source. "It's got a modified
enzyme. It has one amino acid different."
A Monsanto spokeswoman confirmed that aspartame for the US market is often
made using genetic engineering. But sweetener supplied to British food
producers is not. However, consumer groups say it is likely that some
low-calorie products containing genetically engineered aspartame have been
imported into Britain.
"Increasingly, chemical companies are using genetically engineered bacteria
in their manufacturing process without telling the public," said Dr Erik
Millstone, of the Science Policy Research Unit at Sussex University, and a
member of the National Food Alliance.