DORway is committed to helping remove aspartame from the American market. According to this Huffington Post our new FDA Commissioner just might care enough to look at this issue again.
Based on The Delaney Clause, a 1958 amendment to the Food, Drugs and Cosmetic Act, we would like to see the chemical additive aspartame re-evaluated and subsequently banned from our foods.
The Delaney Clause reads: “No additive shall be deemed to be safe if it is found to induce cancer when ingested by man or laboratory animals or if it is found, after tests which are appropriate for the evaluation of the safety of food additives, to induce cancer in man or animals.”
According to multiple studies, including the original study, after which the FDA initially banned aspartame, there is sufficient conclusive evidence that aspartame causes cancer in rats. In 1980, the FDA Public Board Of Inquiry voted unanimously to reject the use of aspartame, because (in their words, not mine.) of:
• Flawed data?
• Brain tumor findings in animal studies?
• Lack of studies on humans to determine long-term effects
This information is a matter of public record.
Currently, aspartame is reportedly available in tens of thousands of products. When it was first approved, the ADI for aspartame was 20 mgm/kgm bodyweight. Then, once it was approved for use in Coke products, the FDA arbitrarily decided it was OK (without additional studies) to raise the limit to 50 mgm per kgm body weight. Consider this: At 20 mgm per kgm bodyweight, a 50 llb child can reach his ADI with 2 and a half cokes.
Please take a moment to sign the petition asking the new FDA commissioner to re-assess and ban aspartame. And we’re looking for 10,000 signatures and I know we can do it – so pass it on!