Monday, January 08, 2007

Sweet Misery

Here is a link to a very interesting movie on the history and politics behind Aspartame.

I will warn you ahead of time that the movie is very one-sided, and many of the claims that are made about the dangers of aspartame seem to be greatly exaggerated. However, it is also very eye opening.

Even if the claims are greatly exaggerated, they still describe a very scary political battle that was behind the legalization of what is probably the world's most famous artificial sweetener.

Sweet Misery -1 hour 30 min

PS- By posting this movie I am not verifying or agreeing with its views or opinions. I am condoning it as an educational piece of work for you to assess and to use as a tool to build your opinions on what you choose to eat and what you choose not to eat.


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Liz H. said...

Just found your blog by way of Craig Ballantyne and have been reading the posts back to January. I just ran across this last night and thought of it when I read this brief post.

The politics behind this is much the same, no surprise since it's the same corporation. At least with aspartame it's on the label and the consumer has a choice. With GM organic could very well become a thing of the past due to cross-pollination. I think you will find it very eye-opening. I know I did even though I've known of & been concerned about GM foods for a long time now.

Liz H. said...

Oops, sorry! I didn't notice it had cut off the link: more-about-the-future-of-food-from-its -director.htm

Brad Pilon said...

Hi Liz,

Thanks for the link, I'm checking it out now.