Aspartame Facts


Aspartame – brought to you by Monsanto

Authors Note:Anyone that does research on Aspartame will soon find that it is filled with conflicting statements.  My experience in presenting the information about Aspartame on this site is factual but also personal.  Since I stopped all Sugar Free product consumption, I have noticed significant changes and many are related to removing Aspartame from my diet.  I can prove it”  In addition, my wife has not had a migraine headache in over seven (7) years.  She used to drink three to four cans of Diet Coke a day and we no longer drink or eat anything with artificail sweeteners.  The same goes for our kids.

James M. Schlatter, a chemist working for the G.D. Searle & Company discovered Aspartame in 1965.  In 1985, Monsanto Company purchased G.D. Searle, for 2.6 Billion USD., and the aspartame business became a separate Monsanto subsidiary, the NutraSweet Company.  In March 2000, Monsanto sold it to J.W. Childs Equity Partners II L.P

1. Aspartame is Made from Bacteria Poop

The chemical aspartame is made from the waste product of E. coli bacteria. To be blunt, it’s made from bacteria poop. As if that’s not bad enough, the poop is then benzylated and hydrolyzed, and the result of that process is then methylated and debenzylated.

Are your eyes crossed from trying to make sense of that? I thought it was bad enough to know that aspartame is really bacterial poop that’s been put through a harsh chemical process, but then I learned something even worse. Read on.

2. The Bacteria are Genetically Modified

The patent for aspartame reveals that the E. coli bacteria are genetically manipulated. That’s another way of saying that aspartame is made from the poop of bacteria that are genetically modified organisms — GMOs. Of course, the manufacturer claims that there are no GMO molecules in aspartame. I’m not betting my health on that claim! Apparently, they’re saying that genetically modified bacteria produce normal poop. However, by definition, any GMO organism’s metabolism is deranged because it contains foreign DNA.

3. Aspartame Makes You Hungry

Well… maybe not so much after learning it’s made from bacteria poop. But, technically speaking, making you hungry is precisely what aspartame does. The science isn’t clear on the exact mechanism that causes this but research suggests that when you eat or drink foods that contain aspartame, you’ll have a hard time controlling your appetite. SO WHY is this in diet soda???

4. Aspartame Turns into Formaldehyde

Aspartame itself doesn’t get through your digestive tract. It’s quickly broken down into other substances which enter the blood stream. These substances are metabolized further and one of those products is formaldehyde,  the stuff used to embalm dead bodies. As if being a poison wasn’t bad enough, it’s known to cause pneumonia and increase the rate of infections, and can lead to death—and that was known as far back as 1905. [5]

5. FDA Scientists Spoke Out Against Aspartame’s Approval

I’ll let the words of the scientists speak for themselves. According to Dr. Adrian Gross, an FDA Toxicologist:

“They [G.D. Searle] lied and they didn’t submit the real nature of their observations because, had they done that, it is more than likely that a great number of these studies would have been rejected simply for adequacy. What Searle did, they took great pains to camouflage these shortcomings of the study.  As I say, filter and just present to the FDA what they wished the FDA to know, and they did other terrible things for instance animals would develop tumors while they were under study. Well they would remove these tumors from the animals.”

Lead investigator, Philip Brodsky stated for the Congressional Record that he’d never seen anything as bad as Searle’s studies.  Dr. Gregory Palmer stated in a letter quoted in the Congressional Record:

“Even following the track you did, it seems to me you have only confounded the issue by a series of studies most of which have severe design deficiencies or obvious lack of expertise in animal management. Because of these twin factors, all the careful and detailed examination of fetuses, all the writing, summarization and resummarization is of little avail because of the shaky foundation.”

To summarize, FDA investigators were against the approval of aspartame, largely based on the developer’s junk science, but the FDA went ahead and approved it anyway. Knowing this… how is your confidence level in the mighty FDA.

The Bottom Line on Aspartame

Aspartame is made from bacteria poop, and the bacteria that poop it out are genetically engineered.  It makes you hungry, so you want more food. It turns into a poison in your body, and FDA scientists spoke out strongly against its approval, though the FDA ignored them and put it out on the market.

What else do you need to know to stay away from foods with aspartame in them?

– Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM


  1. The Sugar Association. What is aspartame? (Last accessed 2014-12-30)
  2. European Patent Application EP0036258. Process for producing aspartame. (Last accessed 2014-12-30)
  3. Qing Yang. Gain weight by “going diet?” Artificial sweeteners and the neurobiology of sugar cravings: Neuroscience 2010. The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. June 2010.
  4. Dorway. Formaldehyde: Not a Food Product. (Last accessed 2014-12-30)
  5. Martin H. Fischer. THE TOXIC EFFECTS OF FORMALDEHYDE AND FORMALIN. The Journal of Experimental Medicine. February 1, 1905. doi: 10.1084/jem.6.4-6.487.
  6. Dorway. Aspartame History. (Last accessed 2014-12-30)
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  1. The United States FDA operates on some strange logic. In the 70s they decided that sodium saccharin was a good artificial sweetener even though there was risk of cancer, but they figured that the number of cancer cases would be smaller than the beneficial reduction in deaths from obesity. Saccharin was eventually banned in the USA after they invented Aspartame.

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